It’s never too late to start talking with your child about staying safer around alcohol or the online environment. The Alcohol. Think Again Perth Heat encourages all its fans to Strike Up A Conversation with their families about the dangers of misusing alcohol.
Parents have the right to enforce what they feel is acceptable for their children when it comes to alcohol. Did you know that there are laws that support parents in making decisions about their child’s alcohol use.
Watch below to see how a parent can navigate a tough situation with his son and brother in law.
The longer young people delay beginning to drink alcohol, the lower their risk of developing risky drinking patterns and the better their physical, mental and social outcomes. Saying ‘no’ is an important choice because the evidence suggests that children like boundaries, clear rules and guidelines.
Watch below to see how a parent can start a conversation with their child.
Talk early – talk often – keep talking with your child as opportunities arise.
It helps to know the facts before you talk to your child about the harms of alcohol.
Your child needs to know why they should avoid alcohol while their brains and bodies are developing
Find the words that work for you and try not to use scare tactics or threats.