So What Happens AFTER the Alcohol Talk?

By Heidi

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A few weeks ago, I shared that NOW is the best time to talk to your kids about alcohol. In other words, talking to your kids about alcohol and having a policy in place for your child and your family is something that you don’t want to put off. Don’t assume that someone else will tell your child about alcohol and why they shouldn’t be drinking it. As parents, it is OUR responsibility to breach this subject with our kids.

Since I made that post, I’ve had several alcohol-related chats with my son.

Here are 3 things I’ve learned from my son about talking to kids about alcohol:

(Hopefully, if you haven’t had the talk with your child yet, these points will help!)

#1 Don’t be afraid that your kids don’t want to talk to you!

Research shows that kids age 8 to 11 are most receptive to parents’ input. That means that, not only do they WANT to talk to you, but they’re still very OPEN to what you have to …read more

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