As a single parent, each much harder for you to have anytime to spend with your kids; The more you spend with your kids, the better person they become. Drug is a tough issue & sooner or later, you have to talk with your kids about it. Children nowadays live under pressures that most of us didn’t have at their age. Peer pressure is intense, and kids often don’t know how to say “NO” without feeling left out or isolated. It’s your task to talk to your children about issues they’ll be confronted with at some point. If you don’t, who will?
We’ve included some great Web sites for you. You can learn tips for talking to your kids about tough issues like drugs, sex, AIDS, alcohol, and violence.
Talking With Kids - According to a national studies, it show that the average age when a child first tries alcohol is 11? To first try some sort of drug, the average age is 12.
• Website: www.talkingwithkids.org/drugs.html
Parents – The Anti-Drug - an excellent site with information about different kind of drugs, advice on talking to your kids about drugs, the latest drug-related news, and stories from parents.
• Website: www.theantidrug.com
Office of National Drug Control Policy - You will find consequences of use, production, trafficking, and distribution information.
• Website: www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
Partnership for a Drug-Free America - for an impressive amount of information about various drugs, personal stories about fights against drug abuse, news articles, and much more. You’ll learn everything that you need to know about drug before talking to your kids suc as slang terms, what it looks like, how it’s used, and all the side effects. You’ll also learn how to talk to your child based on his/her age group.
Freevibe.com - you can ask a question & get facts on the medical, emotional, and social aspects of using the drug. At this site, teens are encouraged to find the one thing that’s more important to them than drugs, such as a particular sport, music, goals in life, or their families.
• Website: www.freevibe.com
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign - offers a free guide called, “Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free: A How To Guide for Parents and Caregivers.” Download information & learn more about how drug abuse is being fought through the media.
• Website: www.mediacampaign.org