We know raising kids isn’t easy, especially when it comes to navigating underage drinking and other drug use. We also know that effective communication can help us along this journey. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Emily Kline and learn that it’s not just what you say to your kids about alcohol and other drugs, but—more important—how you say it. She offers some easy ways to change the manner in which we communicate with our kids that can make all conversations more productive. We learn that communicating doesn’t just mean talking, it also means listening: “when you listen, they listen.” No matter the ages of your children, you’ll get something valuable out of Dr. Kline’s communication techniques and advice. To learn more about Dr. Kline, including her new book and free e-learning modules, visit: https://www.dremilykline.com/.
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