Creating Awareness about Drugs and Alcohol among Children
Children require a lot of power to stand firm under peer demands and media control. The most helpful weapon when it comes to alcohol and drugs for your children is facts and knowledge, instead of shock strategy and pressure from their parents. Children's trust in parents can go way up on the scale when they actually researched the topic of drugs with their parents. Many successful parents decide that one of the best ways to avoid their children being drawn into drugs, is to educate them, and learn together, rather than simply condemning the topic out of hand. Children usually believe things that they figure out for themselves, rather than things that they have head from their parents secondhand. Also, as most parents know, teenagers want to do the exact things that their parents say is "bad for them". So, taking the time to research together with your children will encourage them to absorb what they are learning about, rather than simply giving out parental warnings and threats that they can shrug off.It's not uncommon that the more those parents say "don't do it", then the more their kids want to. Many of the children who do use alcohol and drugs, in fact had very strict parents who would not even speak of such habits in the household. And thus these are the children seem to fall prey to a taboo effect. The psychology of taboo means that children often try something simply because they are not supposed to. Don't add the mystique of just saying "no". Research the effects of drugs, alcohol, and smoking with your son or daughter.