Question and Answer
Here are 10 things you can do to increase the chances of raising a teenager who just says "no".
By Laura Broadwell
1. Be a good role model. Your child sees your own habits and attitudes about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. These make make a big impression on your child. Do not take the mindset of "Do as I say - not as I do"
2. Be prepared to discuss sensitive subjects. There is all kinds of information being passed around in your childs world. Some o=is good, but much of it is misleading. Your children need to know that you are there for them and they can rely on you for accurate information.
3. Practice the art of listening. If our children do not feel that they are listened to, they are less likely to come to talk the next time. Their friends at school will listen to them. How much more should we as parents? Make sure your child feels comfortable bringing problems or questions to you.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 13:04:36
I am an addict that has been in recovery for almost two years. Recently I invited a friend and his wife over for dinner with my girlfriend and I. In the course of inviting them, they suggested that they bring drinks. When they arrived at the house, the drinks they had brought was a six pack of beer. Thankfully I had soda on hand that I could drink. After the couple left, I notced there was still a beer left in the refrigerator. I quickly threw it out in the trash. I don't feel that this was handled with the greatest of wisdom. What could I have done differently?
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 16:12:52
I am studying the Bible with someone who is heavily involved with AA and NA. They feel that they are clean and sober yet they smoke on a daily basis. Should I have them come to CR and what is the best approach here?
Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 23:29:12
I am in the CR ministry and have an alcoholic background. I just graduated from the CR program after about a year of going to it every Saturday morning. I also went through treatment in an inpatient program for two years. This is where I was taught the Big Book of AA and the 12 steps. I believe these steps are essential to a contented sobriety. I also think that it works to bring athiests and agnostics closer to God and a spiritual plan of action. My question is how does the CR ministry view AA and its freedom relating to spiritual practices? How do I convey my convictions about Christ in an appropriate way without sounding like dogma? Also what should I do next since I graduated from CR - sponsor another disciple?
Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 23:24:55