If a new Mom or Dad wants to learn about child nutrition, sibling rivalry, simplicity parenting, etc. they will not have to search very far to get the education that they seek.
Certainly as the child blossoms into adolescence touting the dangers of drugs and alcohol seeps into family discussion. What is lacking however, is the methodical lifelong attention to train a child on how to avoid addictive behaviors of all kinds.
In early childhood it is important that the child be taught behaviors that promote self-control. If a child exhibits an extreme lack of self-control it must be dealt with early. Typically, if the behavior is allowed to continue the child will begin to associate with likeminded individuals. Addiction happens ultimately in those who cannot control their behaviors.
No family is perfect and it is very important that Parents pay attention to events that may cause a child trauma. For instance, divorce, in home fighting, bullying, financial woes all can affect the wellbeing of the miner. Children do not always have the capacity to communicate, but parents should never assume that their child remains unaffected by negative events.
As a child enters into adolescence it is important that they are monitored for their anxiety level. If a lack of ability to handle stressful situations is present, this should be addressed immediately. Proper tools acquired to positively handle stress will prevent turning to negative substances or behaviors as relief.
Teen years are always challenging in that independence, peer pressure and a lack of self-identity prevails. A parent is doing a great service if they become the promotor and author of their offspring’s self-worth and identity formation.
During this time parental attention to detail is a must. Consistent miss steps in behavior should never be dismissed. If a teen begins to have changes with familial relationships, sudden lethargy, deceitful behavior and change in sleep patterns must be addressed.
Although a balanced education of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse is paramount it in no way replaces the ever vigilant eye of a parent.
Regardless of how it may seem, children do listen to their parents and do care what they think. Parents can be the bridge to a healthy life, free of addiction.
Many components working together can provide for success in raising an addiction free child. Nothing however, holds the power of a vigilant parent.
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