Talk. They Hear You
As parents, we all want what is best for our children. We don’t just wish for it; we put thought, time and energy into making sure our kids develop into well-rounded, happy and healthy young adults. Simple everyday actions and conversations can make a big difference including sharing the highlights of your day - everyday during dinner, or trips in the cars. Research shows that parents, more than any other person or thing, influence their child's decision not to use alcohol.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMSHA) "Talk. They Hear You" campaign focuses on underage drinking prevention. The campaign sets out to help parents, caregivers, and educators start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. Press"View More" too have access to all of the prevention tools of this campaign including: PSAs, helpful articles for having the "tough conversation", action plans, information about the consequences of underage drinking, teacher's tips and so much more.