Cultivate KNOWLEDGE by understanding why adults should prevent access to alcohol.

The most common ways youth report getting alcohol are: From someone they know who is 21 years or older At home WITH a parent’s permission (Source: Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey 2018) Many parents believe that youth are going to drink anyway, so therefore they can better protect the child by at least making sure…

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Cultivate…HOPE with the 7 C’s of Resilience

It is not uncommon that families and children today are experiencing tremendous amount of stress that could potentially damage mental and physical health and well-being. Luckily, Dr. Ginsburg from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has identified the 7 C’s of resilience that serves as a guideline for parents to help their children recognize their abilities…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by validating your child’s emotions

According to the Oxford Dictionary, validation is defined as the “recognition or affirmation that a person of their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.” So why is validation an important tool for parents and caregivers? Your validation shows your child that they and their feelings or opinions are important for you to listen and…

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