Teen Talk Fact Sheet series
During this difficult time, we offer resources for parents at home with their children during COVID-19.
This series of fact sheets is great for parents of teenagers focusing on parent-teen communication about challenging topics.
But everybody’s doin' it: Talking to teens about decision making — Follow these tips to help your teen make good decisions about potentially risky behaviors. (PDF)
But you and dad drink: Talking to teens about alcohol — Just saying no isn't good enough. Get tips for talking to your teen about drinking. (PDF)
It's just one cigarette: Talking to teens about smoking — Follow this advice for talking to your teen about smoking. (PDF)
Relax Mom, it’s only pot: Talking to teens about marijuana — Get tips for talking to your teen about marijuana use. (PDF)
Teens and risk-taking — The word “risk” is defined as the possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen as a result of a particular action. But when we think about teens, taking risks is more complex. (PDF)
Have you talked with your teen today? — Get an overview of what teens typically want to talk to their parents about, and get tips for having positive conversations with your teens.
I need to get a job — Many teens hold jobs during their high school years. A job can have positive and negative consequences for teens. State and federal laws govern teens’ work experience. Get the facts you need to make the best choice for your teen. (PDF)
Teens and family meals — Work to make family meals part of your family’s routine.
Winning isn't everything — Organized sports give an excellent opportunity to learn important skills and values. Yet, many parents worry about how their children handle winning and losing. A healthy balance of competition, cooperation, and having fun is important in sports. (PDF)