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How to Talk to Teens

Some teens may try drinking alcohol before they are the legal drinking age of 19. As a parent, you are the number one influence on your child's choices in life, even when it comes to alcohol. Talking with them about your expectations can reduce the likelihood of harm.

Use this information to help guide conversations with your teen. 

 

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Practising Good Listening Skills with Teens

Practising Good Listening Skills with Teens

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening skills are fundamental to any relationship, especially your relationship with your teenager. Here’s an example of how to practise good listening while talking about drinking and substance use.
How to Start A Conversation with Teens About Alcohol

How to Start A Conversation with Teens About Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking openly and honestly about alcohol and other drugs can help children understand your family’s values, bond with your kids and protect them from substance-related harm. Here are tips for starting those types of conversations.

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