From Peer Pressure to Risky Behavior: Parents Are the Key to Keeping Teens Safe

By Becky Posted November 12, 2012 under Educating Yourself, Talking to Your Teen

Recently, I was invited to KWBW 1450’s radio station in my hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas to speak about the pressures teens face and potential risky behaviors with Lieutenant Joe Schillaci, from A&E’s hit TV show, “The First 48.”

It was a great opportunity to share the mission of the Five Moms initiative and the importance of talking to your teens about the issues they face. Over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse can catch families off-guard, but parents can help prevent it by talking with their teens and monitoring their medicine cabinets. You can listen to the full interview by hitting the play button below. 

Do you have questions about talking with your teens or ways to prevent medicine abuse? If so, ask them in the comments section below.