Do you talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol?
You should.According to the latest polls, substance abuse is up in the last three years, a clear warning sign that parents should take heed and sit down with their children at least by the time they are twelve and keep the talk about drugs and alcohol an honest and open one. We want our kids to talk to us and they will if we listen. So be prepared to be interrupted and do your homework - drugs and alcohol challenges are out there for every teen and we as parents cannot ignore that - did you know that bath salts can get a kid high?
Yah. I didn't either.
We need to get educated and not bury our heads in the sand. Our kid's lives depend on it. Studies show that when teens abuse substances they are more likely to continue to do so into adulthood.
Talk to your kids and not just once. Keep the dialogue open and fluid. Talk in the car, around the dinner table, whenever you see an opportunity arise; it may be while you are watching a sitcom.
Find those moments and use them, it may save your child's life.
For more info go to www.drugfree.org.
Good Luck!! Good Parenting!!