Educate :Talk to them regularly and discuss the health ,ethical and legal risks so they understand what's at stake.Be clear about your expectations as a parent .
Advocate :Talk about healthy fitness alternatives through a balanced diet and proper training .Inspire them to be their best and always be encouraging .
Communicate :Reassure your teen through love and support , no matter how they are performing .Insist that your children's coaches
talk to them regularly about APEDs.Ask them when was the last time an adult at school talked to them about steroids -don't rely on assurances from teachers that the subject is being covered .
If you suspect your child is using ,intervene with them ,expose the truth and get a physician involved .Don't ever stop communicating openly with them and letting them know the risks they are taking .
The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the national leader in education on the topic of APED use by youth in the U.S.;Canada and Latin America .With the help of our partnerships with professional sports organizations ,Little League Baseball and other key associations ,the facts around APEDs have been getting out to school administrators and coaches ,federal and state legislatures ,national media and ,most importantly ,kids at risk .Educating young people about the dangers of these drugs is a mission we all need to promote through every available avenue.
Donald M.Hooton serves as President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation .Recognized as the leading national spokesman on the issues of APEDs our nation's youth face ,he has spoken to hundreds of thousands and has appeared as an expert witness before Congress on three occasions .For his work in the field ,Don was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the institute for International Sports .He was also recently selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the United States Academy .
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