Reasons Why Kids Need To Know About Drugs And Alcohol


Parenting includes supporting your child – physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is a rewarding opportunity, but a challenging one none-the-less. Experts vary widely on recommendations for the “best” parenting practices. Shuffling through all of the information can become confusing. In this article, we will provide you with some of the most recommended tips, in hopes that you will find the ones that can work for you.

Spending time bonding with your children is important, but it is also vital that you take the time to focus on yourself as well. Spending time on your own doing the things that you enjoy allows you to maintain your own sense of individuality.

When your child is having a crying temper tantrum, the best thing you can do is to let them cry it out. Eventually, they will get tired and stop. If your child includes physical demonstrations in their temper tantrums, intervention could be necessary to avoid the possibility of injury.

When your child goes to the doctor’s office, be sure to tell the nurse or doctor if your son or daughter is taking any kind of over-the-counter vitamin or mineral supplement. Even though these products do not require a prescription, they can interact with or decrease the absorption of prescription antibiotics or other medications.

Although most medication labeling states dosages according to age in years, you should consult your pediatrician if your child falls within those age ranges but is significantly heavier or lighter than other kids his or her age. Children metabolize certain medications much differently than adults, and dosing based on weight is more likely to deliver a therapeutic amount of the active ingredient.

When you reach the boiling point with your children, take the time to try some self-calming techniques to make sure that you don’t do anything hurtful. There are many tools you can use, including breathing deeply, removing yourself from the situation for a few minutes, and redirecting your thoughts in a positive direction.

Do not believe that you have to give your children everything they want in order to make them love you. Most children crave limits and boundaries and they want to have someone that can be in charge and tell them what to do. They will push these boundaries so be prepared for that.

Get your child to do chores as soon as they’re able to understand what you’re saying. From an early age your toddler should be cleaning up their own toys. There is no harm in making it a game, and you can continue turning chores into competitions until your child is old enough to move out!

Parenting your child means helping them in each and every way. A parent is responsible for their child’s psychological, physical, and emotional well-being. Trying to do the best for your child is challenging, to say the least. In this article we have discussed some of the most recommended parenting tips. We hope you will find some to be useful, even beneficial, as you work to develop your parenting skills.

5 Responses to “Reasons Why Kids Need To Know About Drugs And Alcohol”

  • JDOGG1122:

    Human beings possess the ability to positively or negatively impact the lives of others. When someone’s actions have a positive effect they are quick to take credit. However when their actions have a negative effect it’s all on the person who is negatively affected and they share or take none of the blame even if they are totally responsible for it.

    For example.
    1.Someone steals a potential spouse who would have been perfect for you… and you end up with someone who makes your life miserable and/or leaves you.
    2.They introduce you to drugs, alcohol, porn, gambling and these vices end up taking over and ultimately destroying your life and relationships.
    3.Someone goes out drinking and gets behind the wheel of a car… they ram into you… you barely survive and are now paralyzed however society places the blame squarely on you and acts like “You shouldn’t have been out there driving while someone else was out driving drunk.”

    This is how people operate for some reason… all of the credit for your successes none of the blame (“It’s all your fault.”) for your failures and short comings even when others are at least somewhat responsible for them…. if not totally responsible.

  • Jeanelle the Retard:

    I smoke occasionally(once a month or so)
    The last time I smoked was last Monday
    I have to take a drug test Tuesday(8 days since Monday)
    I have been drinking lots of water and I have been urinating about 4-5 times a day
    And I’m a thin girl. I have a fast metabolism. Do you think I could pass a drug test?

  • Andrew S:

    be more likely to be cautious about using drugs. Do you think we could make it “uncool” to do drugs for that reason? Many kids these days think its cool to help the environment, and if you hurt it your basically a loser. Do you think we could make it cool to not use drugs that support things such as human trafficing, murder, etc? (which unfortunately are most of the drugs :( ) I’m just curious. I don’t think drugs are morally wrong at all, but I do think supporting a trade that brings so much violence is wrong. Yes that means they might have to give up drugs, but many kids are vegetarian for moral reason despite the fact that they like meat, so I do think kids are capable of making moral decisions that require giving up pleasure.

  • turg143:

    Is this because they can make more money out of drugs when they are illegal?

  • Jack Bauer:

    Why is there still so many unwanted pregnancies even though educators are teaching younger and younger children about the risks of unprotected sex?
    Diseases like chlamydia are rife amongst the younger generation. Britain still has more underage pregnancies than any other European nation even though they art taught everything about sex. So what in your opinion is really going wrong as education in the classroom is not working. Why?
    Tronix but Britain is not like America. We are a very religious country anymore and do teach sex a lot but it is not having any effect on youngsters. They still take the same risks armed with the education so it’s not that.
    that should have been ‘ are not a religious country anymore’
    Josh I get your point thankyou. That’s if you meant it but you are correct anyway.
    Tronix. Use to be but in the last 15 years Britain has done a total 180 from being the prude of Europe to being the ‘slapper’ if you get my meaning.
    So we’ve oversexualised society Blue B.
    Is there anyway that can be remeded though or are we stuck with it?
    There condom machines in nearly every secondary school toilet though, surely they are not that hard to come by or embaressing to buy.

    Barry thank I will look at it.
    There condom machines in nearly every secondary school toilet though, surely they are not that hard to come by or embaressing to buy.

    Barry thanks I will look at it.
    There condom machines in nearly every secondary school toilet though, surely they are not that hard to come by or embaressing to buy.

    Barry thanks I will look at it.
    No Rio thats not an issue in Britain. The whole society (if the media is to be believed) do not really care about marriage in as much, nobody is expected to wait for it or though badly for not waiting for it.

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