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Talking to your kids about alcohol and other drugs

If you Google the word “parenting” there are hundreds of sights that appear about helpful advice on nutrition, potty training, sibling conflicts, fun family activities, nurturing a child’s creativity, manners and family friendly pets. Most parenting sights offer you step-by-step guides and “how to” advice that’s easy to follow and even easier to track the results. For example, if you’re looking for advice on potty training, several websites offer clear “how to” advice that is consistent among the various sites. However, if you’re looking for advice on how to talk to your kids about alcohol and other drugs, the advice varies among the sites and it’s not always clear. One thing that is clear is that talking with your kids about drugs and alcohol can be difficult. It is a highly sensitive topic, but the possible consequences of drinking and taking drugs are far too dire for you to ignore.
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