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How to Talk to Kids

Talking openly with kids from an early age about alcohol helps them to understand what it is. It also helps you guide them towards healthy decisions later in life.

This information can help prepare you for the conversation.

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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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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