My teenager’s starting to drink. I’m his parent and I want to know how to do it. “Too much alcohol? ”, “too much?”, “at the wrong time?”. In order to do the right thing, you have to pay attention to the signals.
My teenager smells like tobacco. Does he smoke? Is he attracted to tobacco? How much? A little? A lot? Even if I smoke, I would want my child to know the dangers of tobacco. How can I do that?
My teenager finds his game exciting. Playing is fun: you can escape, relax and let off steam. But the parents are worried. Is that a problem? At what point does it become a problem? How and when to react?
My teenager is probably one of the 94% of young people on social networks. It’s hard for me as a parent to understand everything that’s going on there. Keeping informed means being able to protect my teenager.
I don’t understand my teenager’s life very well. How do I talk to him? Do we have an agreement? I want to remain a credible parent! I want to set rules and boundaries and learn how to handle crises.
My teenager’s going out for a party. What’s he gonna go through? Meeting friends, going out clubbing, getting to know new people. There may be drugs going around. How do I avoid problems? If he needs help, who can he turn to?
I have a lot of questions: how do I react when my teenager exaggerates? Where can I find help for him? For me as a parent? What are the signals to watch for? I need answers.