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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I have partnered up with Anheuser-Busch to help parents talk to their teen about drinking, especially now around prom and graduation season when kids like to celebrate a bit more than normal! My son will be 16 in two short months and letting him drive is a scary thought. While I may trust him when he is on his own, what happens when he his with his friends is another story.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post on 10 Tips on Talking to Your Teen about Underage Drinking. My husband and I sat down with him to have a one on one. While he may not be the one drinking and driving, we talked about what to do if a friend who happens to be his ride home is. That can be a tough situation to be in. In his mind, he could be thinking, “Do I want to call my parents and possibly get both him and me in into trouble or do I let him drive because he doesn’t seem THAT drunk”? That is why we feel that talking to him (and all of our kids) on a regular basis is key to helping him make the right decisions in case he is confronted with these situations while out with friends.
The Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking is an underage drinking prevention program in collaboration with certified parent coach MJ Corcoran. First launched more than 20 years ago, Family Talk was renovated and expanded in 2011 to become a program that parents can turn to throughout the parenting process, no matter how old their kids may be.
Family Talk isn’t a set of rules. It’s simply a different approach that helps parents more effectively use the tools they already have.
Family Talk is a supportive community. On Facebook, Family Talk allows parents to introduce new ideas, share stories, ask questions and get answers from qualified experts.
Family Talk is an ongoing, universal tool. As kids grow up, parenting roles may need to change. Family Talk covers strategies for every age, in a way that’s useful for every family.
Make sure to check out all the available tools and resources available to help you talk to your child.
- – Visit FamilyTalkAboutDrinking.com to learn more about how you can talk to your teen about this topic
- – Visit the FTAD Facebook Page