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Parent Resource Center: Teens and Drinking

Parents can influence their tween and teen’s decision making about alcohol use by having continual, deliberate conversations about the dangers and risk of underage drinking.  In fact, discussing the dangers of underage drinking with parents has increased 62% since 2003 (asklistenlearn.org) and the results is that underage drinking is at an all-time low.

Most parents think it is extremely important to have early conversations about alcohol as a way to combat peer pressure & delay potential experimenting (Source: Ipsos, November 2012). Parents can start the discussion about alcohol with their children and continue the conversation throughout middle school, high school and college.

Get tips to start the conversation about alcohol with your tweens and teens and ways to help them say no at http://asklistenlearn.org/parents/