Saying No Is Not Enough: Raising Children Who Make Wise Decisions about Drugs and Alcohol

Saying No Is Not Enough: Raising Children Who Make Wise Decisions about Drugs and Alcohol

by Robert Schwebel
     
 

The winner of a Parents' Choice Award, this acclaimed prevention and intervention guide for parents of children aged 3 through 19 presents a complete, step-by-step program, time-tested over the last 25 years.  See more details below

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The winner of a Parents' Choice Award, this acclaimed prevention and intervention guide for parents of children aged 3 through 19 presents a complete, step-by-step program, time-tested over the last 25 years.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Preventing drug abuse by empowering children to think clearly and make wise decisions'' is the aim of this practical manual for parents. Schwebel, former director of a drug prevention program in Arizona, urges that parents take the initiative early on to strengthen their children by teaching problem-solving skills and by encouraging self-esteem and assertiveness. With transcriptions of actual conversations, supplemented by suggested ones, Schwebel illustrates practices by which parents and children through the adolescent years may have positive exchanges based on unconditional love. The book is a supportive compendium of techniques for healthy family living, a worthwhile resource for rearing drug-free children. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Empowerment is the theme of this helpful, upbeat guide to preventing drug use by teens and children. It means helping children to acquire positive life skills and make wise decisions about what they consume. Drug counselor and psychologist Schwebel recognizes that, because rebellion can be part of teens' lifestyle, the ``just say no'' approach is too simplistic; but he also rejects the notions that drugs are everywhere and that drug use is inevitable. The book includes lots of solid help on opening discussion where none seems possible and establishing a no-drugs-for-children standard in the home while keeping communication open. This is a very solid, no-nonsense book that parents, teachers, and counselors should have access to in the library.-- Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557040787
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.66(d)

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