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Title: Parents Matter: Tips for Raising Teenagers
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of America

Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
United States of America
Date Published: May 2, 2000
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Washington, DC 20036
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
Publication Number: ISBN 1-58671-033-8
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet gives parents advice on what parents can do to promote their adolescents’ talents and skills and guide them toward healthy development and avoid alcohol or drug use, violence, trouble in school, smoking, or sex.
Abstract: The pamphlet recommends that parents spend time with their children and teenagers; help teenagers gain a sense of self-confidence; and encourage teenagers to become involved in activities that are fun, safe, and fulfilling. Other recommendations are to help teenagers set goals and understand that they have options for the future, let children know that the parent values education highly, and stay involved with the teenager’s schools. Further recommendations are to know where the children are and what they are doing, talk with children early and often about risks such as alcohol and violence, set the right example, make the home safe, watch for signs that the teenager needs help, and becoming involved in the community. Addresses of organizations from which to obtain further information
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Home environment; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Parent education; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes; Parental influence; Peer influences on behavior; Violence prevention; Youth development
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Teenagers, May 2, 2000
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