In today’s world, many kids start experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a very early age. It is for this reason that parents should take on an active role in educating their kids about addiction and its consequences. Unfortunately it is not always easy to talk to your kids about serious topics such as addiction. If you are a parent wondering how to talk to your kids about addiction, the following tips can make it a bit less stressful.
Since children are starting to experiment with drugs and alcohol earlier and earlier these days, it is a very good idea to start talking about addiction at a young age. While there is no set age to begin discussing serious topics like addiction, use your own judgment. You know your kids better than anyone else, so you will be able to tell when the time is right. With that said, always remember to approach your kids with age-appropriate information that they can comprehend. For example, a 7 or 8 year old may not be ready for the same information as a 10 or 11 year old. By providing age-appropriate information your kids will gain knowledge without being bombarded with (Read More....)