Whew! The school year is over and we're in the clear, right? Maybe not.
It can be easy to be lulled into a false sense of security if we parents haven't experienced many problems with our kids. We might tell ourselves that our kids are too young for us to have many worries. Yet, now is the best time to take active steps to avoid potential problems in the future - before they happen.
Doesn’t mean they’re safe. As we head into the prom and graduation party season, we focus on ensuring our kids stay safe at these events and that they make healthy choices while they’re out, especially when it comes to drugs and alcohol. But just because they’ve arrived home safely doesn’t mean the coast is clear.
Although the school year is winding down, parents still have time to learn about preventing youth drug and alcohol in their family by checking out DrugFreeAz.org’s free prevention resources. The best part: Most of them are available online so busy parents can check them out during a free moment between dropping the kids off at school or at lunch. Read more » about Free Parent Resources