As a parent, talking to your teen about alcohol and setting the boundaries and expectations to keep them safe can be a daunting task. While the majority of parents feel that it is their responsibility to teach their children when, where and how to drink, parents are grappling with how to do this.
Parents play a crucial role in shaping their child’s attitudes and behaviours towards alcohol. The DrinkWise Parents 5-Point Plan provides practical advice on how to be a positive influence and decrease the risk of your teen misusing alcohol, based on a summary of the current research. The five points have also been reviewed by alcohol and parenting experts.
We hope this information will help parents be there for their teens through this important phase of life.