Do everything you can with your children to avoid tragedy from alcohol or binge drinking.
74% of kids say their parents are the #1 influence in their drinking decisions. Because parents are the biggest influences on their children, they can set the best example for them. The first step to preventing something bad from happening to your children is to show your children the proper example.
Sit down and talk honestly and openly. Love and guidance can go a long way in managing the pressures that come with adolescence and young adulthood. Have your children commit to not drink alcohol until they are of legal drinking age. Most importantly, encourage your children to always be honest.
Encourage your children to always call you for help or support regardless of the situation or condition they are in. Agree to pick up your child regardless of time or condition and to wait 24 hours before discussing it. Many children are afraid to call their parents because they are afraid of the consequences. By staying calm and not overreacting, your child will feel comfortable coming to you, and it may prevent him or her from making a rash, unsafe decision. By working together, your family can go forward and make sure your children are healthy and safe.
Make a pact right now that:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The reality and aftermath of teens who lost their lives through binge drinking or drunk driving are heartbreaking. Review together to convince your family that it's worth it to commit to say no to alcohol.