Children are perceptive and take in everything that is happening around them - particularly the habits and behaviour of their parents or guardians. Being a positive role model and setting an example when it comes to your child’s relationship and understanding of alcohol is very important. Children learn a lot by watching their parents. When parents have a healthy relationship with alcohol, they are showing their children how to do the same.
If you are exploring the topic of alcohol with your child and want to provide the best example you can, consider the following:
There is a common misconception among young people that drinking alcohol during teenage years is normal. It's important to remember that not all young people drink alcohol at this time. However for those that do drink alcohol there are many short and long-term risks associated with underage drinking that everyone should be aware of. Here are just a few to consider.
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