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Practising Good Listening With Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening is fundamental to any relationship, but it’s especially important in relationships with your children. Here’s how to practise good listening when talking with kids.
Building Kids’ Resilience

Building Kids’ Resilience

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Resilience gives the ability to cope with challenges, negative feelings, bad experiences, and move forward in the face of adversity. Building your child’s resilience can help prepare them for life's challenges.
Conversations That Teach Resilience: Kids

Conversations That Teach Resilience: Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Resilience helps your child develop the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and prepares them for challenges they will face in life, like the decision to take part in underage drinking.

Explaining Alcohol to Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking openly with kids from an early age about alcohol gives them a good understanding of what it is and helps them make safe decisions later in life around alcohol. Use this guide to explain the effects of alcohol.
Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Children are influenced by the world around them. But your actions and attitudes have the strongest influence on them when it comes to drinking, smoking or using other drugs. Help protect your child from making unhealthy choices as they grow by setting good examples.
How to Start A Conversation with Teens About Alcohol

How to Start A Conversation with Teens About Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking openly and honestly about alcohol and other drugs can help children understand your family’s values, bond with your kids and protect them from substance-related harm. Here are tips for starting those types of conversations.
Practising Good Listening Skills with Teens

Practising Good Listening Skills with Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening skills are fundamental to any relationship, especially your relationship with your teenager. Here’s an example of how to practise good listening while talking about drinking and substance use.

If Your Teen Is Drinking…

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Although the legal drinking age in BC is 19, some teens may try alcohol before they reach legal age. Finding out your teenager has been drinking or trying other drugs can be very unsettling. This information will help you talk to your teen about the situation better.
How to Get Back on Track After Conflict

How to Get Back on Track After Conflict

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Conflicts can happen between parents and children, it’s normal and expected. Resorting the relationship after a conflict helps build a stronger relationship going forward. There are no magic formulas, but these tips can help.
Safe Night Out for Teens

Safe Night Out for Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some teens may try drinking alcohol before they are the legal drinking age of 19. Here are some tips that can help your child make informed decisions to minimize the risk of alcohol-related harms to themselves and their friends.

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