The first mailing in the campaign - Time-2-Talk About Underage Drinking - was mailed in December 2018 to remind parents that the research is clear - strong parental disapproval is the NUMBER ONE reason teens give for why they chose not to drink. It is important to set clear expectations about alcohol, share your family values, explain the risks and establish a code word that your teen can text or say to you over the phone if they find themselves in a situation where they don't feel comfortable. Make an agreement in advance that no matter what, if they give you the code word, you will come to help - no questions asked.
Check out these helpful resources from BStrong Together as you prepare to talk with your children about alcohol and underage drinking:
Thank you to the Barrington Area United Way for their generous support of the Time-2-Talk campaign through a BAUW grant and their commitment to the health and well-being of Barrington area children and youth.
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