Guidelines on How to talk to Your Children About Drugs.
Drugs are among the biggest menace threatening the young population. The dealers and users involved in drugs are a source of criminality and violence. It is advisable to talk to your children about the drugs when they are young so that they can grow up knowing the dangers and negative effects of drugs. Below are some tips on how to talk to your children about drugs.
First, you ought to ensure that you teach your children the difference between legal and illegal drugs. For young children, this is the most fundamental knowledge you can give them as a parent as they will know the good drugs used as medicine to heal sicknesses and diseases and the illegal drugs which have negative impacts on one’s health. Ensure that you explain to them which drugs are good and the importance of keeping to drugs issued by doctors an taking the right dose as per the doctor’s prescription.
The second thing you ought to do is ensure that you give clear information to your children. As a parent, it is advisable that you give your children clear information on questions they ask you about drugs as they seek to quench their curiosity. Keep in mind their age and ability to process information when having a conversation. Having been legalized in some states, Cannabis sativa is a real headache for parents currently. When an opportunity presents itself, explain to your children about the legalization of cannabis as a medicinal drug for medicinal uses and that they should not accept it when offered to them and here they will now about drugs. IF they are mentally sound, give them guidance on the negative effects the drugs have their bodies but don’t scare them.
At school your children are more exposed to drugs than they are at home due to the influence of their peers. One of the ways you can get your children to talk about drugs to you is by creating a platform at home where that can freely open up about drugs. Befriend you children and always assure them that as their parent you are their solace and this way they will always be open to the idea of telling you everything. When your child realizes that they can trust you, they won’t be secretive and will always consult you before making a decision. If you get a chance, show some films on drugs to your children so that they can understand and have a clear picture of what you advise them on. Lastly, make the best decisions for your family and ensure that you as the parents live a life which your kids can emulate.