Positive adolescent development

On May 20, 2010, Prevention Wins hosted a community meeting featuring Dr. Leslie Walker from Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Walker spoke about positive adolescent development and parenting. A few interesting facts that she shared included:

-- If a child is reticent to share information with parents, parents usually monitor that child less. If a child easily discloses information to parents, parents often monitor that child more.

-- Children of parents who helped with homework are less likely to use illicit drugs.

-- Children whose parents engage in monitoring behaviors are less likely to use alcohol.

More information about parental monitoring skills is available at Parents: The Anti-Drug.