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Parents Make a Difference

Parents' Guide

Parents Make a Difference

Did you know that parents are a key part of preventing their children from substance use? Having healthy communication in your home will guide your children in heading down the healthy path related to resiliency, problem gambling, & other behavioral health issues. 

These steps will help you prepare for that difficult conversation with your children: 

  • It’s never too early to talk to your child.
  • Make every opportunity a teachable moment.
  • Educate yourself on the topic of conversation.
  • Consider your child’s reactions and ways you might respond to certain questions or feelings during discussion.
  • Choose a time where you and your child can sit down and talk without any distractions.
  • Remember this is a conversation not a lecture.
  • Do NOT use scare tactics. Simply discuss the consequences without overstating the case. 

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