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    Seven tips for dealing with teenage drug use

    Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:31 am

    Wanted to let you know we've got a new blog up - Seven tips for dealing with teenage drug use

    It's a guide to navigating if you're concerned your teen may be using drugs and some suggested steps about having a discussion, supporting yourself and working with them.

    Anyone experiencing this, or experienced this?
    How are you negotiating the situation? How are you feeling?
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    Re: Seven tips for dealing with teenage drug use

    Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:38 pm

    I'm going to give this blog post a bump.

    It's a great topic and one that can strike fear into the hearts and minds of parents, or really anyone that feels the need to have a conversation around the topic of drugs with a teenager.
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    Re: Seven tips for dealing with teenage drug use

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:09 am

    I really like the idea of Asking Questions and keeping communication open with teens..... Avoiding a power struggle...
    So the conversation might even be that you are just checking in with them - no accusations.
    Asking something like : "How are you going, what's been happening ?" Showing genuine interest without alarm or blame.... or accusations..
    Being genuine about wanting to know how they are going and coping in this crazy world ....

    Also, linking in with their friends if at all possible and opening the channels of communication..... respecting your teen's privacy too...

    Love to hear some comments about what has worked and what hasn't with your teens or even what you remember or wish your parents had done :)
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