Topics like bullying, drugs and alcohol, sex, vaping, violence, depression, suicide, and so much more can be hard to address with our children. We know that talking to our kids about difficult topics is one of the most challenging parts of being a parent. It’s not easy for any parent, but BStrong Together is here to help.
The key is to start talking early and talk often about difficult topics.
The Time-2-Talk Campaign is a multi-media campaign designed to support and encourage parents and other community members to talk about difficult topics with the children and young adults in their lives. It includes direct mailing to all Barrington 220 middle and high school families, as well as print and online information and resources. Topics include underage drinking, healthy relationships and interpersonal violence, mental health care and concerns, and more. Click on the images below for talking tips and more information about how to talk to the children and youth in your life about these important topics.
* REMEMBER *
When talking with your children and teens about important topics, it’s essential to remember that it isn’t just one 60-minute conversation. It’s 60 one-minute conversations, sharing your family values and teaching these lifelong lessons, that make the difference.
Other Helpful Resources
Talking with Kids About Difficult Topics
This printable handout was created by BStrong Together with tips for parents to support them as they talk with their children about difficult topics.
Talk. They Hear You Campaign
The campaign aims to reduce underage drinking among youth ages 9 to 15 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources they need to start early in addressing the issue of alcohol with their children.
Tips for discussing difficult topics with your children.
Talks that explain difficult topics to children.