Attached you’ll find an article entitled “Talking with Children About Addiction”. After reading this brief article address the question and activity below:
Describe, given the tips you read about, how you would talk with a 4 year old child, a 9 year old child and a 16 year old child about their parents addiction. What words would you use with each? How would you explain the concept of addiction? Give an example of how you would reduce the shame for the child.
Find one resource online that you could use to help each age group understand addiction. It can be a book, handout, website or something else that is helpful.