How to talk with your child about drugs? “
Remember that You matter to Your child. He sees everything You do, say and act. Your personal example, timely and appropriate spoken word plays a huge role.
Teach the child the first years of life, what fate awaits him, if he commits a crime, become a drug addict.
Help Your children to understand information about drugs and drug abuse. Choose appropriate literature review of available information and try to bring it to the consciousness of the child in casual conversation, while watching television or during joint reading of Newspapers, magazines, books.
Always try to listen, encourage his desire to ask questions. Answer the questions with interest, think aloud, do not fear to admit their doubts and even misunderstanding of certain aspects. Teach your kids to have a dialogue, because it will help You to maintain contact with them throughout the growth period.
Make Your home open and welcoming to Your children’s friends. Participate whenever possible in discussing their issues. Maintain and, where possible, and participate in their Hobbies (sports, collecting, the arts, etc.). This will strengthen
Your credibility will help to support the child trusts.
Discuss with children the various cases and incidents related to drugs. Invite them to decide how they would have acted in a given situation. Discuss possible and the most appropriate behaviors.
Teach children to evaluate each act critically. This will help them to overcome carelessness, which may push them to seek easy solutions, including using drugs.
Shows his respect for the opinion of children, their vision of the world. If You do not agree with them, try to explain their understanding of these issues gently but convincingly and firmly. Praise, show your appreciation and pride for their correct and good deeds. Don’t get carried away with criticism unnecessarily. Revise their tactics and the nature of communication with children as they get older.
Try to develop children such traits that would help them not to make rash decisions, to avoid situations that could lead to actions violating public order and expressing obvious disrespect for society. First of all, we are talking about honesty, kindness, discipline and diligence, and the rejection of evil and the ability to be firm and self-reliant in defending their attitudes.
“How to talk with your child about drugs?”
FOR PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS 11 TO 14 YEARS
Reasons for push teenagers to the first and subsequent substance use, can be:
– the desire to become an adult, having adapted to the attributes of adulthood;
– frequent screening in the cinema of the process of drug use, emphasizing the idea of the positivity of the image character;
– misconceptions of the child in regard to the impact of drugs and their effects;
– social pressure (persuasion, coercion, ridicule from peers);
– the desire to join a group of peers to assert themselves in the company, adopting its norms and attributes;
– uncertainty in communication, low popularity among peers;
– emotional-mental state: a desire to risk a protest against parental care, the desire to draw attention to themselves constantly busy parents, disappointment in love, a loved one, a state of grief and despair after the loss of a loved one (death, withdrawal, etc.);
– a desire to escape into another reality, disconnected from reality with its complexities, requirements and restrictions;
– aura of secrecy and mystery, created in some companies for adolescents that makes drug use an exciting game;
– misunderstanding of the children the real extent of the threat to health drugs.
Try to discuss with teenagers the most common myths and misconceptions about drugs, such as:
– if you start to use drugs, can at any time to quit;
to drugs not used, this attribute of a good mood, financial capabilities and so on.
Remember. It is important that child to believe you, not friends and acquaintances.
Talk in a calm manner, show that you believe him and trust.
When talking show respect, listen carefully to the child’s perspective. If something in the statements of teenager annoys you, don’t respond immediately, better take a break to calm down.
Try to avoid threats, moralizing.
Help your child to learn to say No, behave confidently.
Discuss the reasons why other people offer drugs.
Teach your child when giving up drugs to find support among their peers.
Discuss with him what a real friend.
Remember that in such a difficult situation, as dependence on drugs, it is very important that the child felt beside him life in all its forms and diversity, felt that parents are happy with what they live, not eating at the same drugs.
It is important to enjoy yourself from the outside world exceeded the “will of the drug”, which began to run in your child’s life. Emphasize that the will of any person is greater than the will of the substance, and you believe that your child will defeat this evil.
“How to talk with your child about drugs?”
FOR PARENTS OF TEENS 15 – 17 YEARS
The child did not become drug addicts, parents are advised first to take preventive action.
They can be expressed as follows.
Pay attention to how adolescents spend their free time, with whom to socialize. It is especially important to know what the group of guys he’s friends at school and in the community.
Interested to aspire to and show interest, what is the purpose of Your child’s friends.
Seek his open and friendly attitude towards the friends of your child to maintain a relationship of trust.
Be especially careful to monitor any cases of the appearance of the child money or things, the origin of which is unknown.
To develop children’s respect for law and sense of justice based on morality and common sense. It is expedient to use positive examples from his own life, the lives of Your relatives and friends, as well as authoritative among the youth people (popular athletes, musicians, singers, movie stars).
Minors will better understand the need for compliance with the requirements of the law if they are presented in the form of different life stories, but not in the form of a dry retelling of legal norms.
You should always remember to be a good example for their children, as well as the fact that the formation of their identity is largely determined by the social parents.
To explain the true purpose of criminals, people who involve minors in illegal activities and drug use.
Don’t forget that boys and girls may resort to the drug in a highly emotional state, for example, in a state of disorder or depression. In cases where they are in this condition, it is especially important to be attentive to him, to give sympathetic consideration to their difficulties and try to distract from unpleasant thoughts.