4. What is your suggestion for raising healthy children, despite family predisposition toward addiction?
If you can educate children about their predisposition to addiction, at least they'll be armed with awareness. Also, if you maintain a strong recovery program that role models coping tools to avoid addiction, that will definitely help them if they ever have their own struggles with addiction. I also think that praising the effort they put into their goals, and not just the outcomes, will teach them that hard work is more valuable than easy wins. There has also been a slump in the ability to self-regulate in recent decades, so kids need to learn how to delay gratification so that they understand that enduring discomfort eventually leads to bigger rewards than getting what they want right away.