March 31, 2015Good 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.
How to Talk to Teens
Some teens may try drinking alcohol before they are the legal drinking age of 19. As a parent, you are the number one influence on your child's choices in life, even when it comes to alcohol. Talking with them about your expectations can reduce the likelihood of harm.
Use this information to help guide conversations with your teen.
March 31, 2015Talking 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.
March 31, 2015Although 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.
March 31, 2015Conflicts 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.