It’s a moment of utmost joy for the parents as their kid enters high school. It was the day they were waiting for. Now they can see their kid as grown-up. Most parents think that it’s the end of their worries because their kid is now mature enough to think what is right or wrong for that. And if you are one of such parents, you are thinking wrong.
Teenage is an age when kids are more prone to social abuses like drugs, and it’s a time when being parents you have to be vigilant and extra cautious about your kids. You can’t simply leave them on their own. It’s a time when you have to be their friend and teacher though they won’t like it at all. You need to give them space, but meanwhile you will have to keep an eye at their routine and the habits. Their routine and habits will tell you a lot about what they are doing in their life.
Beware of Drug Abuse Problem
Drug abuse has become a problem, and it’s becoming now more common than ever before. We can’t simply blame Social Media or Society and let that happen to your kids as well. We have to take proper measures so our kid may not get involved in such activities. First of all we need to understand why teenagers actually get attracted to drugs. If we can find the root cause, we can find the solution as well. It’s really important that you send them to a good private school where the administration takes care of these things.
Explain Before Curiosity Urge Them to Explore
Teenage is the age when a kid is curious about things, and he wants to explore more and more. He wants to know why he has been restricted from certain actions or things since his childhood. You need to understand this curiosity, and you need to sit with them to explain them in clear words. You have to tell them why they shouldn’t consume drugs and why it is bad for them. But this all shouldn’t look like a casual lecture he has been listening to since childhood else he’ll simply ignore whatever you will tell.
Keep them Entertained
Agitated nature of teenagers keeps them agitated, and they want to do something new every day. If their daily routine is monotonous and boring, they will find ways to thrill, and this seek for thrill may lead them to the consumption of drugs. You have to understand this being parents, and you need to keep them busy with something new every day. Take them out, to new places or excite them to join some sports club or something similar. Such steps will keep them busy and entertained, and hence, they won’t have time to try new ways to entertain themselves.
Talk to them and ask them about their new friends. In a proper way, you can ask how they spend their day. If you find out that your kid is depressed, help them out because depression is one of main reasons why kids take drugs. They are your kids, and you have to take care of them.