My teenager is starting to drink. I’m his parent and I want to know how to handle it. “Too much alcohol?”, “too often?”, “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 tempted by 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. Gaming is fun: you can escape, relax and let off steam. But parents are worried. Is there a problem? At what point does it become a problem? How and when should I react?
My teenager is probably one of the 94% of young people on social networks. There are “tweets”, “likes” and “followers”. 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 understand each other? I want to remain a credible parent! I want to set rules and boundaries and learn how to handle crises.
My teenager is going out to 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 many 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 out for? I need answers.