6 Parenting Practices: Help Reduce The Chances Your Child Will Develop A Drug Or Alcohol Problem
- Scientifically Informed
These descriptive tips provide research-based guidance to help reduce the likelihood that your child will drink, use drugs, or engage in other risky behaviors. Six parenting practices are reviewed in this resource; these include: 1. Learn how to build a warm and supportive relationship with your child; 2. Be a good role model when it comes to drinking, taking medicine, and handling stress; 3. Better understand your child’s risk level for developing a drug or alcohol problem; 4. Know your child’s friends; 5. Monitor, supervise and set boundaries for your child; and 6. Have ongoing conversations with your child about the health and safety risks associated with teen substance use.