Did you know?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Teens with authoritative parents* are most likely to be influenced by their parents’ messages.
(*those with a consistently healthy balance of discipline and support )
If you’re like most parents, you probably often wonder what more you could be doing to help set your child up for success. Luckily, there’s been a lot of research done on this topic.
For example, research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has led to the development of a “Family Checkup.” The checkup gives parents 5 key questions to ask themselves to determine if they are using important parenting skills that can help prevent drug use in their children.
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In addition, research by the Search Institute has identified 40 skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors (called developmental assets) that help set the foundation for teens to grow into happy and healthy adults with much to contribute to the world.
- Click below to identify the areas where you may be able to help your child build these assets.
- Check the boxes that apply to your situation.
- Click the “Show me how to take action” button and print out your custom action plan that’s built on the strengths your teen already has.