The ever-present element of peer pressure is something that most teenagers have to deal with, and those moments can be among the most stressful that they face. Parents who want to keep their children away from drugs and alcohol can have open conversations with them about these confusing times. They can also go a step beyond that and advise them on how to respond, with specific examples that can be practiced and rehearsed, and how having like-minded friends can be advantageous as well.
Here’s a look at some ways parents can help their teens to say no, and to make the right choices. [Read more…]