The Family Table

Educating Families About the Benefits of Family Meals

Tip of the Week: Tough Talks

shutterstock_3055762

This Week’s Featured Recipe

Dinner time is the perfect time to have meaningful conversations with your kids. These moments are ones we can use to discuss their lives and important things you want to teach them. One topic of conversation that many parents will have with their kids at some point is about drinking and drug use, and explaining  family values surrounding alcohol and drugs.

Did you know 28% of Indiana teens were offered or sold illegal drugs at school within the past 30 days and 33% of Indiana teens have had an alcoholic drink within the past 30 days?  NAND, No Alcohol No Drugs, is a local organization that works to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in our community. Studies show that teens who eat at least three family meals a week with their parents are less likely to use alcohol or drugs.

Having trouble starting the conversation about alcohol and drugs? On April 18th the McMillen Center will be hosting the McMillen Center Health Lecture Series where a representative from NAND will be teaching a break-out session. They will be available to ask questions or talk about any concerns you might have regarding teen drug and alcohol use. The lecture series will also cover another important teen topic: Distracted Driving.

Holli-Seabury-2012

Holli Seabury, CEO, wife and mom of 7

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: