Parenting

Heart-to-Heart Parenting

Studies show – and young people say themselves – that a strong, open relationship with a parent is the best deterrent to binge drinking or drug use.

Research also shows there’s a parenting style proven to help build healthy relationships and reduce risky behaviors. Some know it as “authoritative,” we call it “heart-to-heart.”

What does authoritative parenting look like? How can parents use it in real, day-to-day life? Find out by taking this quick quiz that gives you some real-world scenarios highlighting the heart-to-heart style.

Tips and Tools

If you’re looking for more tips and tools to help on your parenting journey or as an ally of a young person, you’ve come to the right place. There are dozens of resources for you to use to help kids live happy and healthy lives.

This resource rich site also features ways for you to easily find local support, contact us and learn more about the Region 5 Prevention Network.

Resources

Children learn from the behavior of their parents everyday, even when it comes to how they handle challenges…

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Unsure if your child is getting the right amount of sleep they need to be successful?

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Does your child feel some hesitation going to school?

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Looking for the right thing to say?

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Trying to talk to a child that won’t listen to you can be frustrating…

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The wave of emotions kids bring may take you by surprise, leaving you unsure of how to react.

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