The “Talk Early, Talk Often” campaign is organized by the Better Together Community Coalition of Kanabec County to educate and empower parents and caregivers to have ongoing conversations with the young people in their lives around drugs and alcohol.
Research has shown that although it may seem like kids aren’t listening — they really are. Parents are role models for kids and their views on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health can strongly influence how they think about them. Make talking about drugs and mental health a part of your general health and safety conversations — starting as early as elementary age and continuing on from there.
Below you’ll find Conversation Starters categorized to make it easier to initiate engaging discussions.
- Talk Early, Talk Often – Tips for Talking to Youth
- Get the Facts about Marijuana!
- What you need to know about edible cannabis and youth.
- Drug Guide for Parents: Learn the Facts to Keep Your Teen Safe!
- Vaping Facts and Resources from TheTruth.com
- How to have a conversation about drugs and alcohol with your kids
- What is Nicotine? How does it affect the teenage brain?
- Start a conversation: 10 Question teens ask about drugs and health.
- It may not always look like it, but when it comes to not drinking alcohol, teens are listening to you. Watch the video for conversation tips
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