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Teach your children good values with the help of these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Listening skills
- Friends or family (optional)
- Activities that prohibit smoking (optional)
Share the dangers
Discuss the dangers of smoking with your kids. Show them pictures of and literature about the consequences of smoking Discuss health concerns associated with the habit, including cancer, emphysema, and heart disease.
Discuss how addictive smoking is. A person can become addicted to nicotine over just a few days.
Talk about peer pressure
Talk to your kids about how to deal with peer pressure and smoking. Practice responses to peer pressure with your kids.
Ask your kids what they believe are the positive and negatives of smoking. Listen and then discuss their thoughts.
Share your story
Express to your kids that you regret beginning to smoke if you are a smoker. Do not smoke around your kids and do not leave them in a place where cigarettes are accessible.
Set rules against smoking and explain why these rules exist.