Should I Use Tough Love With My Child Who Is Using Substances? [VIDEO]
Using “tough love” is often suggested to deal with a child’s substance use. But it might be when a parent’s care and support could be best.
How do you initiate a conversation about your son’s or daughter’s substance use — particularly when you’re not very happy about it?
The best thing that can happen is an open dialogue. And by just shifting your tone of voice, you can be the one to build a bridge to a more productive conversation. You and your child can start problem-solving together.
Watch Helpline Specialist Karla explain how to deal with your son’s or daughter’s substance use differently:
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