Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions
Peer pressure can be powerful among youths, and having a plan to avoid underage drinking and drug use can help children make smart choices. Because some questions can be difficult to answer, it is important to be prepared.
The following article covers common questions and answers about underage drinking and other drugs.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Connecting with Teens, Other Illicit Substances, Signs & Symptoms, Talking to Kids, Underage Drinking
Although it may not always seem like it, kids really do listen to their parents’ and caregivers’ concerns, which is why it’s important to talk with them about the risks and dangers of underage drinking and other drug use. While you always want to be direct and honest when talking with kids, it’s important to…