Your outbursts of anger and depression will not make your child to stop smoking, even contrary. Better approaches to understanding and diplomacy.
This problem which parents face is usually when the child begins to enter the teenage age to fit in companies and tries to be cool and not invited to the party. This is why many children turn to drugs and alcohol, but that’s another topic of conversation. Usually smoking is seen as prestigious and fun among adolescents, children copy from each other and sooner or later the whole company start smoking.
Underage smokers don’t realize the harm
A bad example given to children is parents who smoke (especially those who smoke at home rather than on the terrace). The children decided to try smoking like mom, and then decided to steal one and another box of cigarettes and become smoker.
The problem, however, is greater when children under the age of 10 start smoking because smoking seriously damage children’s still-fragile organism, leading to problems with growth and overall development.
How to make the child stop smoking? With shouting and fighting this will not happen, even to achieve the opposite effect. Try to talk with the child, but without the lecture how unhealthy cigarettes. Take the role of a friend and try to understand why the child is smoking (and share moments of their private life – when you first smoked, why did you opt out, why do you regret that you have not given up on time, etc.) . The most likely reason is that copied their peers. In this situation you should consult your child that if he/shewants to be cool in the eyes of their peers, not to copy other people and their habits, and to create a cool habit that others want to copy. Save it for sport or help them create their hobby at home, to distract the child from harmful habits, but also to appeal to his peers and stimulate their desire and get involved in your child’s activities.
And if you still realize that despite all your efforts, your child will continue to smoke, then offer him at least you have those who will buy cigarettes – those that are better, albeit more expensive, and less harmful to health. So more or less you will earn the trust and respect of your teenager.
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Depending on the child’s age and whether it is already passionate smoker or just smoke because everyone around does it, your approach must be different. The explanation for the damage smoking may have an effect in 10-year-olds, but not in willful 16-year teenager. Find the reason why the child started to smoke to know how to act.