April 27, 2021
As a parent, you should have a huge influence on your child’s decision for not to use drugs. Most likely, children get addicted while they are in their school. Therefore, parents need to discuss about the harmful effect of substance abuse from the very beginning. When parents learn to talk about difficult topics with their children, they begin the process to prevent drug abuse. Then, programs provided by schools, sports, and other groups can support prevention from substance abuse.
Parents guidance is much important to prevent substance abuse in children. It’s parent’s responsibility to teach children what is wrong and what it right. Sometimes topics such as substance abuse or drug abuse are considered topics of taboo which generally parents hesitate to discuss with their children. But instead considering as taboo they must openly speak about it to their children. For example, if you are drinking alcohol, then limit its usage on the first place by yourself, then you should make your children aware of its limitations, it’s harmful effect when consumed in excess.
Talk precisely and honestly with your child about risky behavior and healthy choices to make. Listen to what your children opinion and what they have to say. Make talking and listening a habit, the earlier the better!
Talk with your child about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol would have on their brains and bodies and how it will affect their ability to learn or play sports. Consult your pediatrician about the other dangers of substance abuse.
On your regular safety conversations, talk about avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drug use.
Be very particular about your family rules and Limitations.
Train your child how to respond and react to someone offering drugs. It is much simpler to say “No!” when prepared ahead of time.
This way, it becomes natural instinct to do at least one of the following:
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