How does the Taos Alive mission directly correlate to the findings in this article? One, we can backup without a doubt: talking to your kids is CRUCIAL. Being open to our children and letting them know we are paying attention, listening, and here to love them unconditionally is HUGE. Not only huge in opinion, but statistically proven that when kids are asked who has most influenced their decision to smoke or not smoke, drink or not drink, about 85% say their parents! When we listen, we notice what our kids are going through, we see their subtle changes, and sometimes we are able to prevent not only substance abuse from happening, but like many of the parents mentioned below, death.
photo provided by: https://its-interesting.com/2016/07/13/cdc-reports-24-increase-in-us-suicide-rates/