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Saying No Is Not Enough - Helping Your Kids Make Wise Decisions About Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs - (2nd Edition)
     

Saying No Is Not Enough - Helping Your Kids Make Wise Decisions About Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs - (2nd Edition)

by Robert, PhD Schwebel PhD, Benjamin Spock (Introduction)
 

The challenge: How to raise children in a drug-filled society and prevent substance abuse

Dr. Schwebel's Recommendations:

  • Start when your children are young
  • Create a family climate for communication
  • Show your children how to meet their needs without drugs
  • Help kids understand the dangers of drugs
  • Help them learn

Overview

The challenge: How to raise children in a drug-filled society and prevent substance abuse

Dr. Schwebel's Recommendations:

  • Start when your children are young
  • Create a family climate for communication
  • Show your children how to meet their needs without drugs
  • Help kids understand the dangers of drugs
  • Help them learn to resist peer pressure
  • Teach your children how to make wise decisions
  • Establish give-and-take discussions with teens
  • Stay alert to potential drug problems and know how to respond

How to listen and what to say in order to accomplish these goals is what Saying No Is Not Enough is all about. Now in its second edition, this valuable prevention and intervention guide for parents and professionals by Dr. Schwebel, one of the nation's experts, presents his complete, step-by-step program, refined and time-tested over the last twenty-five years.

What's New in This Second Edition:

  • A full chapter on tobacco
  • Recommendations about parents discussing their own substance use
  • What to do about drug testing
  • More on marijuana, the myths vs. the realities
  • More on how to deal with lying and dishonesty
  • More on intervention for parents whose kids are already harmfully involved with drugs

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Beth E. Andersen
Children using drugs is an unnerving reality that fills parents with dread as they send their sons and daughters off to school, where they are seemingly at the mercy of irresistible peer pressure and a staggering tide of available substances. Schwebel's updated version of his important book offers hope, support, and a workable game plan. His advice is based on parental involvement coupled with a deep commitment to keep the lines of communication open, firm, clear, and non-judgmental when working to keep one's children clean. Schwebel, a renowned expert in drug prevention, takes parents through his process called "exchange of information" (parents must listen to their children in such a way as to get at the truth, even if it is frightening), offering up dozens of samples of suggested age-appropriate dialogue. He explains the difference between experimental, harmful, and dependent use and delineates the insidious dangers of tobacco use as a too-common launching pad for the rest of the drug spectrum. He also provides support for the tough job of "loving confrontation" and of enforcing unpopular consequences when children break their agreements with their parents. Schwebel even talks about the necessity of avoiding hyperbole. Yes, some children are not immediately physically harmed by some drug use, but he insists that parents must drive home the point that there are always unpleasant risks, legal if not physical. Saying No is Not Enough is more than enough, and is highly recommended. Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557043184
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Schwebel, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in couple and family therapy and substance abuse treatment, gives workshops and seminars nationwide to parents and professionals. A regular columnist for AOL and iVillage.com, Dr. Schwebel's widely praised book, Saying No Is Not Enough, is a winner of a Parents Choice Award. Dr. Schwebel lives with his wife and two children in Tucson, Arizona.

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