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

Strong families give children a safe, secure place to be themselves and learn about who they are. Because children in strong families feel secure and loved…

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Established family rules help everyone know what’s expected of them. Here’s your guide to best practices for developing and establishing your family’s rules.

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Parents are very often the first to see the signs of dating violence in their teens.

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Family values are the bedrock of parenting. Think of them as a guide for the kind of people you want to be and the kind of life you want to live. Learn a few more family values to incorporate here.

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Some conversations are tougher than others, here are some real-life examples…

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“Preparation is the key to success” applies to heart-to-heart conversations. Use this free downloadable worksheet to…

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