How to talk to your kids about drugs and keep them from falling into the cracks.
We’ve all heard the horror stories about kids using drugs and they are either in jail or have ruined their health or even worse…they died. This is a huge fear, and rightly so, for many parents.
So how do you talk with your child about not using drugs and it not fall on deaf ears? The best way is to pick a time when they aren’t busy with other things or if they are wanting to play a video game. You won’t be heard I assure you. If you are in tune with your child, you will find a time when they are open to talk. You shouldn’t start out by preaching to them. Always enter the conversation by letting them know you are the one person in the world that loves them no matter what. And that you are the one person that will stand by them no matter what.
It would help to gain knowledge on some of the top drugs used by kids. Meth, Xanex, Vicotin and Marijuana. Meth is an upper, Xanex is a downer, Vicotin is a pain killer, Marijuana makes them not care about much at all. Tell them that a lot of people try to get them to take drugs so they will feel better about themselves. They want them to take drugs so they can eventually start having to buy those drugs.
Encourage and or brag to them how they have their own mind and aren’t easily sucked in by peer pressure. It’s also good to let your kids hear you bragging to other people how they have their own mind and they are their own person. Tell them one day they will want to get a good job and all it takes is a hair follicle test to know what drugs they have done in the past.
Lastly, show them the many sites from parents who have lost their children to drugs. This is an eye opener and a show stopper.
Always make sure your kids know you love them and are there for them. And always let them know that if they need a ride to call you, no matter what time it is, without question. Always, do this without question or they will never ask you again.
I hope this helps. It’s from the voice of expreience.
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