- Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
- Back to School
- Cellphone Parenting
- Character Strengths and Life Skills
- Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
- Early Childhood
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social
- Learning with Technology
- Marketing to Kids
- Mental Health
- News and Media Literacy
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Screen Time
- Sex, Gender, and Body Image
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- Technology Addiction
- Violence in Media
What can I do to prevent my kid from smoking?
Though media certainly plays a role in a kid's decision to smoke, it's parents' attitudes and behavior that are the biggest predictors of whether kids will pick it up. And it's a dangerous habit: Studies show that children of parents who smoke not only are more likely to start smoking, they're also more likely to suffer health problems including obesity and heart disease.
So, if you don't smoke, just keep doing what you're doing. If you do smoke, avoid behaviors that lead to acceptance: smoking in front of your kids or asking them to buy your cigarettes, find your pack, or light them.