Wednesday, June 11, 2014

5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

Huffington Post, June 10, 2014

"Let's face it: Talking to your teens about drinking, regardless of their age, can be difficult and awkward. We want you to know that this conversation doesn't have to be impossible, weird or fraught with tension. Chances are you're probably already finding some ways to relate to your kids, which is great. Now is the time to prepare yourself for this conversation and use this trust to open up a dialogue about alcohol.

I myself have learned that just starting the conversation (as awkward as it feels sometimes) is a critical step. A parent who communicates expectations and concerns makes an impression, and that goes a long way. Also, it's important to recognize that kids are listening, even if they roll their eyes or laugh at you." Read more

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