Paul Dillon @ Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) is an excellent resource for all things drug, alcohol and kids and where I have sourced my data from. https://darta.net.au/
On the contrary, research shows that allowing teens to drink at home puts them more at risk of drinking irresponsibly.
be a positive role model – look at how you socialise with alcohol and talk about it
promote positive norms - not everyone drinks and most adults drink responsibly
if things get out of hand, seek professional help nice
and early – certain behaviour is not normal and needs to be addressed
Don't underestimate your influence - strategies include:
Connection over control every time!!!!
Keep connected ...
Keeping 'connected' is important but can be difficult - if you say 'no' all the time - going to be 'butting heads'
Always be on the lookout for opportunities to say 'yes'
During their early teens parents move from a 'managing' role to a 'consulting' one
Important to have practical strategies to maintain communication and keep you connected
Tell your children they're great, all the time!
Really listen to your child and 'connect'