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Parenting Tools for the Tough Stuff

It may not seem like it at times, but parents are a child’s No. 1 influence. That means it is up to us to address tough topics with our kids like substance use and mental wellness. ParentUp is here to help and provide guidance about how to do this as supportively and effectively as possible.

Parenting Tools for the Tough Stuff

It may not seem like it at times, but parents are a child’s No. 1 influence. That means it is up to us to address tough topics with our kids like substance use and mental wellness. ParentUp is here to help and provide guidance about how to do this as supportively and effectively as possible.

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What Are the Risks My Child Faces?

Get to know the pressures teenagers face in Vermont. Find out how to spot red flags, and get facts to use as talking points with your kids.

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How Risky is Substance Use for Teens?

Teenage years are especially vulnerable to the harms caused by substance use. Find out why teens are at risk.

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How Do I Look Out for My Teen’s Emotional Wellness?

Take a look at some of the ways emotional and mental wellness can affect teens. Get insights into how to think about them as a parent.

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What Are the Risks of Using Substances?

Alcohol, cannabis and even nicotine all carry their own risks. Learn the surprising truth about the risks of different substances.

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Can I Prevent My Teen from Misusing Substances?

Make your house a safer environment for teens. Get tips for talking about the risks of substance misuse, along with conversation guides.

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How Do I Talk with My Teen About Substance Use?

Get tips for establishing an ongoing dialogue. Learn how to explain the risks to your teen without shutting the conversation down.

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What Are the Warning Signs?

Find out what red flags might mean your teen is experimenting with drugs or alcohol.

TAKE A LOOK 

How Do I Look Out for My Teen’s Health?

Learn how to spot behavior changes that might be red flags, both in your teen and in their friend group.

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