The Real Drug Talk #1

If you want your teen to be drug-free, you need to start based in reality because your teens can smell disingenuity a mile away. Drugs and alcohol do offer something –– if they didn’t, they wouldn’t pose a problem. Acknowledging that these substances may bring fleeting pleasure or a temporary escape is an important first step in the drug conversation because it shifts the narrative, setting you up to better explain the dangers of these substances as well as wise alternatives that offer the same benefits. You can’t fight the drug crisis with fiction; you need to douse it with reality.

Click here for another 100-word parenting tip.

About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

Read more articles by this author

Get our weekly newsletter for practical tips to strengthen family connections.