Ongoing conversations with your teenager are crucial to their decision making about alcohol. These conversations should not be a one and done speech, but rather a regular discussion in your home. Older adolescents are the most susceptible to drinking, so it is never too early to begin this conversation. You can then change the topics and transparency as your child gets older.
Here are three mistakes parents make and how to avoid making them:
Be aware of these common mistakes parents are making. If you have made these mistakes it is not too late to fix the communication. Start the conversation TODAY! It could save their life.
If you are looking for additional resources be sure to check out your local substance abuse council. You can find out more at Porter County Substance Abuse Council Webpage.
A Positive Approach to Teen Health (P.A.T.H) is a 501(c)3 organization that reaches seven counties throughout Northwest Indiana. Since 1993, A Positive Approach to Teen Health has been working to empower teens to make healthy choices regarding drugs, sex, alcohol, and violence.