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Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

April 15, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much physical activity is recommended to achieve health benefits and which types of activity should you and your family should participate in?

Why is Using Tobacco So Addictive?

April 15, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you've ever smoked and tired to quit, you know it’s a challenge. Smoking and your health aside, why is the urge to continue to smoke so strong? There are a number of reasons, the main one being - Brain Chemistry.

Don't Stop Having Conversations with Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

The way you respond to children can influence the direction of the conversation, leading to an argument or opening up a helpful, positive conversation. Here are tips to keep conversations going.

Hosting Safe Young Adult Parties

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whether still living at home or out on their own, young adults may want to throw a party that may include alcohol. As a parent, you can talk to your child about responsible drinking and how to plan and host safe parties.

A Guide for Young Adults and Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young adults are increasingly influenced by peers, their own experiences and their knowledge of the world. Through your own behaviour, show them how to have a healthy relationship with alcohol by promoting a culture of moderation and responsibility.

Responsible Young Adult Driving

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Turning a 19 brings a whole new set of responsibilities, including the ability to buy their own alcohol. Help your child stay safe and causing harm to others by talking about the responsibilities that come with being of legal drinking age and not to drink and drive.

Drinking, Driving, the Law and Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking to young adults about the laws around driving and driving after drinking can reduce the risk of harm for your child and others. Here’s an overview of BC’s drinking and driving laws and why we have them.

Explaining Alcohol to Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young adults have a whole new set of responsibilities, including the ability to legally purchase and drink alcohol. Help them make healthy choices by talking to them about the effects of alcohol on the body.

Conversations That Teach Resilience: Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Have open conversations with your young adult that foster resilience to help them with challenges they will face throughout life with confidence.

Safe Night Out for Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

A night out on the town can be fun, but when alcohol is involved, the risks of harm can increase. To minimize the risks to themselves and others, help young people make informed decisions about where to go, and teach them to pay attention to their surroundings.

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