Case study: Your 13 year old daughter comes home from school, is very tired and asks you to open her schoolbag to take out her personal notebook. Rummaging in her bag you find a lighter at the bottom. You ask her what it is and she tells you that she found it on a park bench and decided to put it away so a small child wouldn’t find it and hurt themselves with it. You immediately suspect that your child has tried tobacco products.
Here are some tips that you could use in practice if you find yourself in such a situation.
If you suspect that your teenager has started experimenting with smoking:
A game of compliments
Goal: To improve the psychological climate in the family environment, to create a positive atmosphere, to maintain a positive emotional environment at home.
Extended family members (grandparents, cousins, other relatives) can also be involved.
Important: The group encourages each person who reads the compliments received, makes sure each compliment is prefaced with “I am…” and finally applauds each person who has read the compliments addressed to them.