Posted on August

17/08/16

My child is hanging around a bad crowd – what can I do?

At some point or another, many parents won’t approve of the company their kids keep. It’s a pretty common story: watching a child gravitate towards a group of people who are using drugs, rebelling against authority of various kinds or who seem self-destructive. It can be some of the most difficult territory you will ever have to navigate as a parent. So what can you do?

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parenting, adolescent, teenager, drugs, alcohol, cannabis
Posted on July

07/07/16

5 things every parent needs to know about weed

As a parent, there may be no bigger worry than wondering if your child is using drugs and just how you can help them and keep them safe if you find they are experimenting or using regularly.

Here are five tips to help you manage your suspicions and maintain a good relationship with your kids

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weed, cannabis, schizophrenia, adolescence, teenagers, weed watch blog, child using drugs
Posted on August

12/08/15

Drugs and sex: the other talk you need to have with your kids

How parents can approach the topics of drugs and sex with their teenagers.

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weed watch, teenagers, sex, drugs, parents
Posted on September

23/09/14

Media exposés: drug education or an advertisement?

Every now and then, when the medicinal cannabis stories start to temporarily thin, Australian media look to something a little more alarming or downright scary  to fill the gap, such as the ‘potentially life-saving shocking truth’ stories about drugs, how easy they are to get and the real damage they may be doing...

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weed watch, parenting, teenagers, media
Posted on September

02/09/14

Parenting teenagers: what do our kids need to know about cannabis?

Before you try talking to your kids about drugs, it's a good idea to brush up on the facts.

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weed watch, teenagers and drugs, parenting