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Conversations That Teach Resilience: Teens

Conversations That Teach Resilience: Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Resilience helps you cope with challenges, negative feelings, bad experiences, and move forward in the face of adversity. Having conversations that foster resilience will help prepare teenagers for life's challenges.

Explaining Alcohol to Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Helping teens understand what happens to the body when drinking alcohol and the factors that influence intoxication can help guide them towards safe decisions. Use this information as a help guide a discussion.

A Guide for Teens and Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Alcohol is popular. But drinking can be risky, especially for young people. Help your teen make safe, healthy decisions around alcohol use by talking to them about what alcohol is, what it does to our bodies, and the risks involved.
Setting a Good Example for Your Teens

Setting a Good Example for Your Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Parents are by far the biggest influence on their teens choices and behaviours, especially when it comes to using alcohol. Modelling low-risk drinking habits and healthy attitudes inside the home can protect teens from making unhealthy choices as they grow older.
The Risks of Teenage Drinking

The Risks of Teenage Drinking

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

There’s a difference between a teen that drinks alcohol and a teen with a drinking problem. Knowing the signs will help you understand your teens behaviour and how to talk to them.
Responsible Teen Driving

Responsible Teen Driving

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Getting a driver’s license is an exciting time for teenagers, giving them a new sense of independence. Talk to your teen about what it means to be a responsible driver.
Hosting Safe Teen Parties

Hosting Safe Teen Parties

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Hosting a teen party? Even though teens are not yet drinking age, your teenager may ask or want to have alcohol at the party. As a parent, you can support your teen with planning and hosting a safe teen party.
Don’t Stop Having Conversations with Young Adults

Don’t Stop Having Conversations with Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening skills build trust and are fundamental to any relationship. As your child grows into a young adult, it's important to continue listening and encouraging open dialogue, especially when talking about drinking and other substance use. Here's an example.
How to Restore Relationships With Young Adults

How to Restore Relationships With Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

No matter what arguments you’ve had in the past with your child, building a respectful, honest, and open relationship with your child going forward is important. There is no magic formula, but these tips can help.
Safe Night Out for Young Adults

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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