In a previous tip, Know! The End of Bullying Begins With YOU, we learned that in 2016, more than one in five students reported being bullied. Regardless of what position a child is in - a target, bully, or bystander – they are at an increased risk for a variety of mental health and behavioral problems, including substance abuse.
Wondering why we hear so much about bullying? Because there’s way too much of it going on and it’s a huge problem for everyone involved.
In a previous parent tip, Know! – What Kind of Parent Are You? we broke down the four basic parenting styles. Based on the descriptions, you were hopefully able to determine your overall parenting style. Now is your chance to see how your parenting style measures up for your child’s success.
This fall, from homecoming dances to high school football games, there are many opportunities to connect with families to share drug abuse prevention messages. Do you have public address or video announcements planned? Consider using a Start Talking! public service announcement as part of your program!
Heading back to school is a time of transition, especially for students entering middle or high school or students attending a new school. Studies show that times of transition increase a child’s risk for substance use.