Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the greatest risks for our kids. If you’re like most parents, you want to make a difference in their lives and protect them against drug and alcohol abuse, but you’re not sure how to do it. We’re here to help. Teens who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t.
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Marijuana has become one of the most popular drugs among Americans, and recreational use will most likely continue to rise. Many people who regularly use marijuana may believe that the drug is relatively safe. However, marijuana is a mind-altering substance that can create negative long-term consequences, both bodily and mentally.
Explore this website to learn what Binge Drinking is, and how it affects your body and mental health.
Helping Kids Explore Emotions
Young children feel many emotions that they might not be able to name yet. And naming emotions is important — it’s the first step toward being able to manage big feelings. Help your child learn about different emotions with these simple activities.
https://www.pbs.org/parents/activity-finder/ages-all/topics-social-skills/shows-all/types-all (ages 2-8)
Anxiety in Teens and how to help
Anxiety can be tough for anyone to deal with but add in the whirlwind of changes that come with adolescence, and anxiety can feel like an intrusive mind hog that spends way too much time squeezing, surprising and overwhelming anyone it lands on.
Imagine this. You’re travelling along the freeway when your brakes feel as though they might fail. They’re working, but something feels off. This has never happened before. You drive the car to the closest mechanic. After a thorough inspection of the car, you’re told everything is fine and there’s nothing to worry about.
Parent Support and Information on a Variety of Topics
Personal Safety: https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/child-abuse-prevention/