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Questions Parents Ask Teens


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Questions Parents Ask Teens

Questions Parents Should Ask Their Teenager:

What can we do to help you be successful now, and to help you prepare for life after high school?

Have you ever been pressured by your friends to do something risky?  What did/would you do?

Are you ever curious about drugs? Do you want to experiment with them?

What are some of the consequences of using cigarettes and/or drugs?

Who is your best friend and why?

Have you ever smoked a cigarette or used drugs? 

Has anyone ever offered you drugs?  How did you handle that situation?

Do you trust me/us and what can I do to help you trust me/us more?

Do you think I am proud of you?

What is the best part of being a kid/teenager?

What are some things that stress you out?  What can I do to help?

What is the hardest thing about being a kid?

Is there something you need to tell/ask me but don’t know how to?

How can we work together to put some boundaries around phone and social media use?

How do you feel about a friend using any drug?

If you have a friend using drugs or alcohol should you continue the friendship? How might that friendship change?

How can I best support you to remain drug free?