Rapid City group says parent interaction can help kids stay off - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City group says parent interaction can help kids stay off drugs


As students move through school, they face mounting peer pressure to try things like drugs and alcohol.

But a KOTA Territory anti-drug group says parents still play a role in their kids' decisions.
Lifeways says one way to do that is to tell parents they can still push their kids in the right direction.

Survey data show students who feel they can talk to their parents about their lives, and who feel their parents would be very upset about them drinking or doing drugs, are far less likely to use.

"If we can communicate those messages loud and clear, that we're both there for them and yet we have boundaries and we have limits that we don't want them to cross," said Lifeways community outreach coordinator Nikkole Abbas, "we can really influence their choices."
Lifeways members also say being very upset doesn't necessarily bring harsh punishments, and students and parents should discuss that.

Powered by WorldNow

518 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Telephone: 605.342.2000
Fax: 605.342.7305

Couldn't find what you were looking for?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - WorldNow and KOTA. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.