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 drugfree.org that will guide you through each stage of your child's life from preschool to college.