STARTING THE CONVERSATION CONVERSATION TOPICS GETTING YOUR CHILD TO TALK KEEPING IT REAL REASONS TO RESPECT CONSEQUENCES BOTTOM LINE WHAT’S INSIDE
How to use this guide
Underage drinking poses a special risk to young people. It is illegal and dangerous. This topical guide urges parents to: • Use recommended strategies about how to talk with your children about alcohol, even if it does not seem like they are interested in alcohol. Talk early, and talk often. • Read the information about peer pressure within this guide and think about ways you can help your children think through alternatives.
• Set clear family rules about not
drinking before 21 and how to follow through with consequences when agreements aren’t met.
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