Keep it positive! You want
your child to come to you when she has a problem or he
has been tempted. Hereís a few ideas to start the
A fictional character:
Ever seen a PG-13 movie
where the character was doing something you donít want
your child doing? Use it as an opportunity to talk to
your child about what you expect and why you want better
for your child.
Whose in rehab this week?
When your childís idol is publicly struggling with an
issue, you can talk to your child about better
Yikes! As a parent, no one
wants their child to struggle, but what if someone your
childís age is struggling? This is the perfect
opportunity to reinforce your values.
Serious issues sometimes
happen to those we love. Honesty about the situation
with your child can help prevent the same issue in her
life. A good time to teach non-judgmental attitudes as