National Grandparents Day- 9/18

National Grandparents Day is coming up this Sunday! Grandparents can take an active role in preventing risky behavior and can help effectively communicate with their grandchildren. Check out the full Power of Grandparents Guide here: http://www.cascobaycan.org/cbcwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/partnership_grandparents_guide_2014.pdf

Building Success from Strengths

 

 

Helping Your Child Become More Aware Strengths

From the VIA Institute on Character, “Research shows that character strengths can help children succeed at school and in life. This video provides an easy, 4-step approach to helping your child become more aware of their strengths and also encouraging them to use their strengths more frequently. Learn how you can link their well-doing with their well-being in this fun video.”

 

 

Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking

TALK EARLY, TALK OFTEN…KEEP TALKING!
Parents are the #1 influence in a child’s life. It’s not too early to talk with your child to prevent youth substance use.
When to Talk:
– In a car, you have a captive audience to provide short bits of information.
– When watching TV, address any illegal drug or alcohol use shown.
– During mealtimes, take time to speak with your child – research shows that children who have dinner with their families are less likely to drink alcohol or use illegal drugs.
 
What to Say:
– Preschool: “Vitamins are to keep us healthy, but only take what I give you.”
– Elementary School: “You should only take medicines that your doctor chooses for you – it’s dangerous to take someone else’s medicine and it could make you sick.”
– Middle School: “Alcohol and drugs can damage your brain and may stop you from being your best in school and in sports.