Talking About Alcohol

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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