2. BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL WHEN IT COMES TO DRINKING, TAKING MEDICINE & HANDLING STRESS
Research shows that when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, children are likely to model their parents’ behaviors—both healthy and unhealthy ones.
A parent’s attitude about drugs and alcohol can influence their children’s behavior. Here are three ways you can be a good role model.
Do not become intoxicated in front of your children.
Do not save prescription medications to be used later without a doctor’s consent and do not share your medications with others (that is a criminal offense).
Do not use alcohol as a coping mechanism or to relieve stress. (Example: Saying to your kids, “I had a rough day – I need a few beers or a joint to relax.”)
This and other information is available at: http://www.drugfree.org/