Practical Principle 31: Restraint

To encourage youth and support strong families and communities, try incorporating the Guiding Growth tips below into your daily routine

Practical Principle: Restraint

Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

Guiding Growths

  • Plan age-appropriate “moments with mom” or “dad discussions” and set clear guidelines and expectations around those difficult conversation topics including drinking and drug use.
  • Talk to your child(ren) about how they can resist, refuse, and reject the pressure to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Give them time to process and plan how they feel and what they would do so they are completely comfortable when the situation arises.


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