Let’s talk it over
Being a parent isn’t easy. You want your child to have a wide range of experiences and grow into a successful, independent adult. At the same time, you want to protect them from the many dangerous substances and situations out there in the world.
So what do you do? It’s actually simpler than you may think. Talk it over. Tell your child what you know about drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors, including your family history—and what you want them to understand. Ask questions about their opinions and preferences. Listen. Let them know how much you care about them and their future.
Choose the topic you’re interested in, and let’s get the conversation started.