How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs – Grades 4-6


Continue to take a strong stand about drugs. At this age, children can handle more sophisticated discussions about why people are attracted to drugs. You can use their curiosity about major traumatic events in people’s lives (like a car accident or divorce) to discuss how drugs can cause these events. Children this age also love to learn facts, especially strange ones, and they want to know how things work. This age group can be fascinated by how drugs affect a user’s brain or body. Explain how anything taken in excess – whether it’s cough medicine or aspirin – can be dangerous.

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