January 9, 2007
15+ Take Time to Listen...Time To Talk
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) is rolling out a new campaign for all parents. It is called the 15+ Make Time to Listen...Take Time to Talk campaign. This campaign is based on the premise that parents who talk with their children about what is happening in their lives on a daily basis are better equipped to guide their children towards more positvie, skill-enhancing activities and friendships. It is critical that parents do all they can to sustain good relationships with their children. Communication is a great starting place. Don't assume your child is getting the correct information from their friends, teachers or faith base groups. They should be getting the correct information from you the parent. If you are making New Year's Resolutions, then talking to your children daily should be at the top of your list and one that you will not break during the years to come. Start today before it is too late so you don't miss out on teachable moments with your children.
Posted by Pat Giuliani at January 9, 2007 7:27 PM