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Underage drinking meets its match. You. You are the #1 influence in your child's life. Take the lead in preventing underage drinking with the tips below. PARENTS LEAD fy 1. Talk often Make it a habit to talk with your kids daily about everyday stuff. Ask them questions. Listen attentively. Talking about alcohol is not a one-time conversation: instead, weave it into those everyday talks. 5. Set rules Research shows children are more likely to follow rules that they have helped create. Hold a family meeting to allow your kids to share their opinions about certain rules. Remember, though. you still are the parent and have the final say in setting rules. Focus on clarity and consistency 2. Be a good role model If you use alcohol. be mindful of the message you are (often unknowingly) sending to your kids. Avoid giving them sips of alcohol, asking them to grab you a beer. or taking them to a bar/iquor store. This will help 6. Encourage after-school activities Arrange for your kids to be involved in after-school activities or something that keeps them busy during unsupervised hours Encourage them to volunteer in the community, join a youth group or participate in something that interests them such as music, arts. reinforce your message that alcohol is not for kids and is dangerous for growing bocies. sports, or acadomic clubs. 3. Praise your child Your kids need to hear positive comments about who they are as an individual. Let them know you are proud of them and tell them what makes them special. Positive reinforcement can go a long way in preventing alcohol use. 7. Monitor closely Do your best to know where your child is and what they are doing. Get to know their friends and their friends parents. Learn the technology your child is using, and use it. Text message, email instant message. and social networking sitos are all great ways to chock in with your child. 4. Communicate values When your kids krow that you disapprove of underage drinking and why, it is more likely they will choose healthy behaviors. Social. family, and religious values give children reasons to refuse alcohol and stick to 8. Teach problem solving Help your kids find long-tem solutions to homework or friend trouble. Listen and give your child an aclive role as you guide them in finding a solution. Be sure to point cut that quick fixes are not always lasting their decisions. yes Public Health Pvet. Prome Petect. solutions. Underage drinking meets its match. You. You are the #1 influence in your child's life. Take the lead in preventing underage drinking with the tips below. PARENTS LEAD fy 1. Talk often Make it a habit to talk with your kids daily about everyday stuff. Ask them questions. Listen attentively. Talking about alcohol is not a one-time conversation: instead, weave it into those everyday talks. 5. Set rules Research shows children are more likely to follow rules that they have helped create. Hold a family meeting to allow your kids to share their opinions about certain rules. Remember, though. you still are the parent and have the final say in setting rules. Focus on clarity and consistency 2. Be a good role model If you use alcohol. be mindful of the message you are (often unknowingly) sending to your kids. Avoid giving them sips of alcohol, asking them to grab you a beer. or taking them to a bar/iquor store. This will help 6. Encourage after-school activities Arrange for your kids to be involved in after-school activities or something that keeps them busy during unsupervised hours Encourage them to volunteer in the community, join a youth group or participate in something that interests them such as music, arts. reinforce your message that alcohol is not for kids and is dangerous for growing bocies. sports, or acadomic clubs. 3. Praise your child Your kids need to hear positive comments about who they are as an individual. Let them know you are proud of them and tell them what makes them special. Positive reinforcement can go a long way in preventing alcohol use. 7. Monitor closely Do your best to know where your child is and what they are doing. Get to know their friends and their friends parents. Learn the technology your child is using, and use it. Text message, email instant message. and social networking sitos are all great ways to chock in with your child. 4. Communicate values When your kids krow that you disapprove of underage drinking and why, it is more likely they will choose healthy behaviors. Social. family, and religious values give children reasons to refuse alcohol and stick to 8. Teach problem solving Help your kids find long-tem solutions to homework or friend trouble. Listen and give your child an aclive role as you guide them in finding a solution. Be sure to point cut that quick fixes are not always lasting their decisions. yes Public Health Pvet. Prome Petect. solutions.