One observant barkeep truly deserves a toast.
I had to make this a teachable moment.
Not only is underage drinking illegal, but we also know it is potentially dangerous, regardless of where it takes place. We
After a trying semester at college, most students are thrilled to come home, see family and friends and have the opportunity to relax. But remember-it may take some negotiating and a great deal of skillful communication in order to keep this vacation break safe and conflict-free.
The world's biggest brewer wants to reduce harmful drinking by 10 percent in 10 years.
For more information on how to discuss alcohol with your teens, please visit www.healthallianceonalcohol.com or follow us
"People think it's a rite of passage that all kids are going to drink and experiment. That may be so, but the risk isn't taken out of it," said Denise Qualey, the Managing Director of Crisis and Clinical Services at Kids in Crisis.
Every year, I hear stories of graduation party accidents and parental arrests for providing alcohol, and many could have been avoided by having direct conversations and setting clear expectations beforehand.
In an fascinating experiment, undercover investigators from the New York State Liquor Authority visited almost 1000 NYC stores in 2014 to test whether they would sell to underage buyers. Shockingly, not 10%, not a quarter, not half, but almost 60% of NYC stores sold to underage buyers.
Parents need to provide teens with guidance and the proper tools to make good decisions, not a six-pack.
Parenting is a tough job, with few absolutes or clear solutions. When it comes to right and wrong, as a parent, you are entitled to state your case and reinforce the fact that when your adolescent child is away from your view, the decisions he makes are ultimately his responsibility.
I was torn between wanting to parent her like I'd always be there to help her maneuver, and not tell her anything at all about drinking and alcohol and choices, and wanting to open her mind and pour my thoughts right into it. We didn't end up doing either one of these things.
On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"
Alleged underage drinker got out of ticket with rock paper scissors game