Elementary School Update
While it may seem unnecessary to talk to young children about drugs, kids as young as five can be spoken to. Young children are not ready at this age to learn complex facts about drug abuse, but they can definitely understand the importance of avoiding things that might harm their bodies such as poisons, medicines, smoke, and more. Developing your child’s critical thinking, self-esteem, and peer pressure resistance skills are critically important if they’re going to resist drugs and alcohol as they ascend through middle and high school. Understanding how these social emotional traits fit into the realm of drug experimentation and abuse is key.