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The first step

As parents, the first step in talking to our kids about underage drinking doesn’t involve our kids at all. Instead, it’s about sitting down and asking ourselves some tough questions:

What do we really think about alcohol and underage drinking?

What rules do we want to communicate?

Are we prepared to back up our advice with our own actions?

When it comes to conversations with our kids, what are we really trying to achieve?

Are we trying to protect our kids from the world, or are we trying to give them the skills they need to make smart decisions?

It begins with answering to ourselves, and understanding our own expectations.

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