Talk With Your Child
It’s important to establish and maintain good communication with your child. Get into the habit of talking with your child every day. Building a close relationship with her* when she’s young will make it easier for her to come to you when she has a problem and will help you become more sensitive to her mood changes. With a closer relationship to you, she’ll be less likely to develop mental health problems and to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. In this section, you will find useful communication tips and other important information about mental health, substance use, and prevention.