In this world which is normally encompassed with music artists professing their love for drugs, how do parents help reduce the chances of drug abuse amongst their own kids? Well, kids look up to music artists, and instead of being role models, music artists tend to cloud their mind with such a rampant eloquence on drug abuse. This can have adverse effect on the child that would like to emulate their favorite role model at the earliest possible instance.
One of the most important methods that parents can use in order to prevent drug abuse is persuasion. If you visit any training seminar that deals with prevention of drug abuse, you would realize that the approach is basically persuasion. It has been supported through years of research, although it is not taken up by most of the guardians and families as a source of prevention.
You need to think about the effectiveness that persuasion brings into a family. You can persuade your child to look at a different product when they think of buying the overpriced gadget. You can persuade your family to go for a different trip rather than the costly one. So, why can’t you educate your child by persuading them to not go for drug or alcohol consumption? Well, the primary purpose of persuasion is to give them a fair bit of idea about drug use, and then tell them the side effects that are associated with the drugs.
Of course, there are also technologically inclined parents that make a presentation by which they detail out all the problems with the rampant drug use. Well, that approach has its own set of benefits and problems. For parents that are looking to educate their child, they have to understand that they need to reach down, and extract the emotions that can influence their child to heed their words. No amount of beating, crying, or even threatening to cut away all ties is going to influence your child after they have become addicted to drugs. Rather, you would be at the receiving end, constantly having to find your money missing in order to satisfy their cravings for those drugs.
Perhaps, with a fair bit of persuasion, parents could also go for techniques that relate to prevention. Teenagers have impressionable minds, and as parents, you have to make sure that they are always in good company. So, take an active interest in the friends of your children, and ensure that they are always within the confines of good people. Otherwise, you end up losing your child to “the latest fad” in town, which would otherwise be easy drugs. Little do they know that once they get addicted, there would be no free drugs, but rather hard cash is necessary to purchase them. They fall into the pit of seeking out money, and end up doing criminal activities so as to fulfill their drug cravings.
As parents, it is your duty to weed out all possibilities of your child becoming a drug addict. Now is the time for you to act.