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Talking With Your Children About Gambling

March 5, 2024

DID YOU KNOW? 39% of 7-12th graders gambled at least once in the past year.

Gambling today is more accessible than ever and comes in many forms such as the lottery, sports betting pools, betting on video games, cards, dice, and casinos, just to name a few.

What can parents do?

  • Start early – talk with your kids now about gambling and other risky behaviors and educate them and yourself.

  • Listen – let them know that they can come to you and you will listen.

  • Demonstrate the behavior that you want your children to learn including developing healthy coping skills.