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Talk Early, Talk Often - Marijuana

Talking With Your Children About Marijuana

Preschoolers

  • Tell your child that they should only eat food/candy and take medicine that you or a known caregiver gives to them.
  • Tell your child to never put anything in their mouth unless they know what it is.
  • Explain the importance of taking good care of our bodies — eating right, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep.

5-8 Year Olds

  • Remind your child that they should only eat food/candy and take medicine that you or a known caregiver gives to them.
  • Tell your child to never put anything in their mouth unless they know what it is.
  • Make sure your child knows that they shouldn’t stay in a place that makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Talk to your child if they see marijuana use in a TV show or movie, or hear music with lyrics that reference marijuana. Use these teachable moments to share why marijuana is illegal and the harm it causes a growing mind and body.

Information adapted from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
©2017 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Used with permission. Visit drugfree.org.
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