I'm going to DM Lost Mine of Phandelver tomorrow for 2 friends who've never played the game before. I've never DM'd before either.
Would starting them off at level 2 be enough to compensate for the imbalance?
Should I still scale the enemies down, and keep them at level 1, or maybe do both?
Should I give them many more healing potions than what is suggested in the treasure sections?
I just don't know. What's the most effective way to scale this adventure down?