A Ranking Definitive Of Umd Parents: Underage drinking is risky.
Talk with your kids about not drinking alcohol. Try it tonight... during dinner.
You are the biggest influence on your child's life. Kids who say they learn a lot about the risks of underage drinking at home are significantly less likely to drink. That is why it is important to talk and listen to your teen. So, have those talks. Often.
Not sure what to say? Don't let that keep you from saying something. What you say to your child about alcohol is up to you (see resources below for ideas). But, remember, not saying anything to discourage underage drinking could have an indirect influence on their alcohol use.
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