Set the tone. Start an open dialog about the use of alcohol and marijuana, and the misuse of prescription drugs and other drugs during the preteen years so your child will feel comfortable discussing these topics as they grow older.
The chances of encountering alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other drugs increase dramatically in high school. Be prepared, so you know the right thing to say at the right time.
You’re not done being a parent. And your child’s needs as they enter adulthood can be very unique. Continue to guide them through life’s challenges with your wisdom.More Tips
As your child becomes more and more curious about alcohol and drugs, he or she may turn to you for answers and advice.