How to Talk to Your Kids

Jan 25, 2018 | Substance Abuse

by Jaime Rich
Environmental Prevention Program Director
Center for Human Development

Talking to your child about marijuana use may not be a conversation you’ve had or feel prepared to start. While it’s rarely easy to bring up difficult subjects like these with our kids, it’s an important topic to discuss and it’s best to be prepared. Using the tools and communication skills outlined in this video, you’ll find yourself better equipped to have a productive conversation using techniques such as active listening. You’ll learn trigger words to avoid and alternative replacement words to help steer the discussion. You’ll also find a variety of common scenarios with potential questions you may want to raise that could improve communication with your child on this sensitive yet timely subject.

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