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How to Answer: “Would you rather I drink alcohol? Weed is so much safer.”

How to Answer: “Would you rather I drink alcohol? Weed is so much safer.”

You’ll likely be caught off guard if your teen asks you, “Would you rather I drink alcohol? Weed is so much safer?” Watch this second video in our series with Partnership parenting expert, Heather Senior, LCSW, who offers tips to help you answer your teen’s tough questions about marijuana, alcohol or any other negative influence. Talking with your teen about drugs doesn’t have to be difficult.

Be sure to subscribe to our channel to see each week’s video to learn how to have open, compassionate conversations with your teen. And be sure to watch last week’s video “How to Talk With Your Kids About Drugs: Let’s Get Started.”

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