Talking to Kids About Drugs

Tips for parents

When it comes to talking about drugs, extensive research conducted with Australian parents and their children tells us that young people will appreciate your advice and look to you for your views.

But they will expect you to be informed, up front and honest. And, if you show you are listening to them, they are more likely to listen to you.

The following are 10 principles to aim for;

  • Be part of their lives
  • Listen to them
  • Be a role model
  • Be honest
  • Pick your moment
  • Be calm
  • Avoid conflict
  • Keep on talking
  • Set clear boundaries
  • Focus on the positive

See more at; 10 ways to encourage young people to talk about drugs with you

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