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From Columbine to Woodstock, it is clear th at in the last year, the behavior of children, adolescents, college-age youths and t wenty-somethings has reached a breaking point. How much of an influence drugs - whet her they be legal or illegal - have on the youth of today, is not clear. By reading Keys To Raising A Drug-Free Child, children, parents, educators and s ongoing Keys To Parenting Series, which includes over 40 titles. Keys To Raising A Drug-Free Child will give parents and teachers the tools they need to detect if there children are using drugs and what are the right steps to take to confront the problem. The book presents many alternatives to curing children with a drug problem, including counseling and self-help. How parents and teachers can assist children to stay drug free, onc e cured, is also detailed. The book also includes a questions-and-answers section, a glossary, a suggested reading list and a support group contact list. This book is part of Barron's use drugs face just being around drug users. The subtle stages and personality traits of the drug cycle are elaborated upon through an explanation of words and phrases like, experimentation recreational world use,abusive, addictive co-time, dependent, and susceptibility - all of which are also included in the extensive glossary. How parents, family history, popular culture and peers all affect the way in which a child will react when facing the prospect of beginning to use drugs is also highlig hted. Dr Pickhardt breaks down all the various stag es of adolescence and beyond from the ages of 9 to 23, that most determine the way i n which drugs will affect a child^ both parents are often working long hours, school budgets are being slashed and the pervasive influence of television, movies, video games and the internet have a larger impact on children than ever before, this simple, easy-to-follow and informative guide will benefit ev eryone concerned by attempting to help keep kids off drugs. This comprehensive volume, written by Dr. Carl Pickhardt, noted family counselor, psychologist and a uthor of Keys to Single Parenting, begins by educating parents and teachers about va rious complex issues that society faces in trying to keep children drug-free. This is not just a book about the evils of illegal drug abuse. Dr. Pickhardt identifies the various kinds of substances - legal and illegal - with which children can an d most likely will come in contact with. Additionally, the book reveals the hazards even children who dont, those involved with shaping young minds will receive one of the most honest, straightforward and ill uminating education and guidance on identifying, communicating and dealing wit h raising a drug-free child in today.
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