How Do I Talk to My Children About Drugs

The pain which a woman experiences while giving birth to a child can sometimes be unbearable.
To see that child grow up and become addicted to drugs can also be just as painful which lead many parents to asking the question of “How Do I Talk to My Children about Drugs?”  That can very depending upon one`s situation. Take for instance one one hand you have little Johnny, a 14 year old male  who lives on MulHolland Drive in Beverly Hills.
 On the other hand , you have Tiara, a 10 year old female residing in the 3rd district on Chicago`s south side.  Little Johnny might be under pressure simply because he fears the fact that he wont make the Polo team this year and will not be invited to play their final game in Europe.
Tiara, on the other hand might be experiencing adjusting from relocating to a different neighborhood after she and her single parent mother had been previously evicted from their former residence.
 
Even though the two might have the desire or have already experimented with the same type of pharmaceuticals, their peer pressures would likely have come from a very diverse set of circumstances due to the fact of their different environmental up bringing.
 
More importantly, lets start off by saying further more, depending on several other different circumstances of the parent situation is how to determine how to talk to your children about drugs.
If you are a parent who has used drugs in the past, then you wouldn’t want to approach them in a way for which a parent who is currently using or one who has never used.
 
Secondly, if you are currently using, then you wouldn’t want to approach them with the same technique 
which one would who has never indulged or who once has.
 
Finally, if you have never used drugs before, then you would not take the same approach that one who is using or has once used. 
It is a fact that the majority of children along with teenagers are not interested in the drug lecture because they are unaware of its true dangers among other things.
 
What ever category you fall up under, the first thing you should try to do is build a repport with your child.
Without that, your chances are slim.
 
If you once used drugs yourself , then the best way would be to talk to them about your experience with drugs and its ups and downs. Don`t be afraid to let them know that ” drugs do sometimes make people feel better but it is just for the moment. When you come down off of your high, you still have to deal with reality which will be worse before getting high in the first place.
 
If you currently use drugs, then you should talk to them in a way for which you illustrate that you do not want to the same thing to happen to them that you are going through.
 
Last but not least, if you have never used drugs before then the best thing to do is try your best to explain what you know about.  Also try and get someone who has experienced drug usage to be there when you make your presentation to them.
In this situation, the worst thing you can do is to lecture your child and to brag about the fact that you have never done drugs and that you are better then them. That will only gain distrust from the child.
These and many other ways can be approaches you should take into consideration when wanting to know’ “How do I talk to my children about drugs”
 
Perhaps someone out there may have a simpler explanation of ways of doing so and with that being said… I am definitely open for discussion.
 
 
 
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