Your kid actually does want to talk to you.
(About drugs anyway.)
We’re excited to team up with Cherry Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Mercy Health and Spectrum Health to bring Talksooner’s free resources to MORE parents!
Virtual Teen Room Tour
Virtual Teen Room: What is hiding in plain sight?
Today, youth can easily conceal vapes, alcohol, and other substances with everyday, ordinary objects. At first glance, a parent or teacher might see a hi-liter, but it is a vape pen hiding in plain sight. A water bottle on the nightstand looks normal but can come apart to stash substances. Not sure what to look for or even where to begin? Tour through a teen's room staged with 44 different concealment containers, vape pens, and other indicators of youth substance use. For more information from substance use prevention professionals about the room, its concept, the items in the room, and further helpful information, click here.
Community Members Share Impact of Talksooner
Just as you protect your kids against illnesses, you can help "immunize" them against drug use by giving them the facts before they're in a risky situation.GET More Tips
Be available for your children
- Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk — for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car — and be available.
Let your kids know you're listening
- When your children are talking about concerns, try to stop what you are doing and listen.
Respond in a way your children will hear
- Soften strong reactions; kids will tune you out if you appear angry or defensive.
Rising substance use rates during Covid-19
& how we can help our kids
There is nothing “normal” about this period of time in our world, lives, homes and communities! One shift to pay close attention to right now involves substance abuse rates in our country, which are on the rise. Why is this happening? Find out now.READ MORE
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