Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to School :: Helping your child prepare mentally, physically and emotionally

For some in Tippecanoe County school is back in session and for others it is just weeks away! During this buys back to school time the Drug-Free Coalition wants to remind you that we are here to help. Back to school time is the perfect time to refresh our minds about what is important when it comes to keeping our kids safe and healthy.

Research shows that education alone isn't going to deter your children from using drugs or alcohol. It takes a community of people encouraging, teaching and leading by example to keep our kids from not using drugs. Studies and clinical experience suggests that parents are the number one influence for their children, over TV, Celebrities and friends. Here are some parenting behaviors that are important when it comes to preventing your son or daughter from using drugs and alcohol.
  • Build a Warm & Supportive Relationship with Your Child
  • Be a Good Role Model When It Comes To Drinking, Taking Medicine & Handling Stress
  • Know Your Child’s Risk Level
  • Know Your Child’s Friends
  • Monitor, Supervise & Set Boundaries
  • Have Ongoing Conversations & Provide Information About Drugs & Alcohol

Following these guides is one way to help keep your children safe from dangerous substances! Whether your child is toddling through preschool, meandering through middle school or cruising through his ’20s —the Drug-Free Coalition is here to help you guide your family toward a healthy life!

 Our website is full of resources - click here to head over and check out our guides to specific drugs and issues under the Resources tab.

Click Here for a resource from the Partnership at that will guide you through each stage of your child's life from preschool to college.

1 comment:

  1. We should also take care of General Medicines prescribed to our children. You can find more details at Prescription Medicines.