TIPS FOR TALKING WITH YOUR TEEN
Developing open, trusting communication between you and your child is essential to helping him or her avoid alcohol use. If your child feels comfortable talking openly with you, you’ll have a greater chance of guiding him or her toward healthy decisionmaking. Some ways to begin:
You are strict parents. You do not allow your daughter to come home later than 9 pm. She is 13 years old and goes to an organised party to visit her older friend from school. She is late and decides not to come home for two days to avoid getting in trouble with you. You are too worried and report her to the police. After two days, your daughter decides to come home anyway. Your daughter comes home and explains what happened, your wife starts crying, screaming and insulting your daughter. The child also starts screaming, you as the father beat her up and forbid her to leave the house.