Parents; Did you know that nationwide, teens report that the biggest influence on their decision to use alcohol or other drugs is you?
It’s never too early to talk to your children about alcohol or other drugs.
Communicating with your child about drug use should not be a one-time occurrence or a one-way process. Conversations about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs are not like inoculations that can protect children for all time. Talk with your children often as they grown from preschool to adulthood.
As a parent, you can learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug use and communicate with your child openly and honestly about any concerns you may have, discuss healthy alternatives, and seek treatment if necessary.
Parent U offers free workshops for parents of middle and high school age students filled with inspiration, learning, and resource building geared for parents who want to intentionally raise their children for success. Workshops are designed to empower parents of middle and high school age students with information, skills, and resources.
The Committed Campaign involves parents, merchants, and youth themselves. Parents are urged to commit to preventing underage drinking. It also asks young people to make a commitment to be drug and alcohol-free and be above the influence. And merchants pledge to comply with regulations not to sell alcohol to anyone under 21.