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How to talk to your kids about drugs

It can be pure torture to get your kids to talk. Whether it’s about their day at school or just the weather, it’s hard. So, how do you tackle a hard conversation like drugs? Here are some tips that may help.

Timing is everything

Don’t be in a rush! Long car rides, family down time, make sure that you don’t have a hard stop when you start this conversation.

Be honest

Tell your kid how you feel and don’t be afraid to share your experiences. Tell them what worries you and be sure to tell them to be honest with you too.

Be accurate

Do your homework and know the facts. Scare tactics don’t work. Be sure to present true and accurate information.


Don’t talk “at” your kid. Allow them to share openly, don’t cut them off or criticize them for what they share.

Have back-up

You don’t have all the answers. No one does! If your kid has a question that you don’t have an answer for, have back up resources you can trust.

Realistic boundries

Kids will screw up and make bad choices. Set realistic boundaries and remind them that you are there to help them and they can ALWAYS lean on you.

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