Independent (Monmouth, NJ) July 20, 2011
"Did you know that more young people try alcohol for the first time during the summer months than at any other time of the year? Keeping teens occupied and supervised helps to ensure they have a safe summer. By involving teens in a variety of alcohol-free activities — such as sports, summer camps and outdoor recreational activities — you can help prevent underage drinking.
Here are a few other tips for busy families to consider for the summer months and beyond:
Establish and maintain good communication with your child. Get into the habit of talking with your child every day. Building a close relationship with your child when they are young will make it easier for them to come to you when they have a problem. With a closer relationship to you, they will be less likely to experiment with alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs." Read More