Tuesday, December 25, 2007

When You Love A Child……Get Involved (6)

The battle against substance abuse has been a difficult and slow uphill climb, to the point where many parents overwhelmed by the scope of the drug problem are beginning to lack confidence in their own ability to safeguard their children from drugs. You as a parent are not alone in this battle. There are hundreds of associations and neighborhood groups that have formed to fight the problem of teen drug abuse.Parents working together will become more informed on drug issues and will be better prepared to fight the forces that are out there providing drugs to our children. With support, love, and a strong commitment to parenting, you and your family can survive,even thrive, during these challenging times.

Keep reassuring your child, teen-ager, young adult that you will always be there for them no matter what. Whether you believe it or not, they ARE listening and it will mean so much to your child, for him to hear you say that. Not only say you love her unconditionally, but follow up with affection. Human warmth is the best physical communication that brings its own special kind of reassurance for both parent and child. . Help them take dominion of their life once again, rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem and in so doing you will make them feel safe.


America needs her young people to ensure its success and future as a nation, so it is up to each and every one of us doing our individual part as parents, educators and community leaders, to keep our young people drug free.


Source for some of this information: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345

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I leave these thoughts with you....Goodbye for now.....Until the next time....When "Mimi Speaks."

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