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Minds Under Construction

Tips for Parents…

According to the Washington State Healthy Youth survey, the average age when students report drinking alcohol at least monthly is between 13 and 14 years old. This is also when they report first trying marijuana. This startling information highlights the need to talk to your kids early about the risks of using substances while their body and brain are still developing, and to clearly express your family expectations about the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. There are many resources available to help parents prepare and initiate discussions about substance use. While there is no one right way to have this discussion, there are some common points that all the resources suggest. The ultimate goal of any conversation with your child is to express to them how much you care about their health, safety, and overall well-being. The following is a general set of pointers. A list of resources ...
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