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How to Talk to Young Adults

As your child becomes a young adult, you can still have conversations that encourage healthy behaviour when it comes to alcohol.

Use this information to help guide those important conversations.

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Hosting Safe Young Adult Parties

Hosting Safe Young Adult Parties

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whether still living at home or out on their own, young adults may want to throw a party that may include alcohol. As a parent, you can talk to your child about responsible drinking and how to plan and host safe parties.
A Guide for Young Adults and Alcohol

A Guide for Young Adults and Alcohol

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young adults are increasingly influenced by peers, their own experiences and their knowledge of the world. Through your own behaviour, show them how to have a healthy relationship with alcohol by promoting a culture of moderation and responsibility.
Responsible Young Adult Driving

Responsible Young Adult Driving

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Turning a 19 brings a whole new set of responsibilities, including the ability to buy their own alcohol. Help your child stay safe and not causing harm to others by talking about the responsibilities that come with being of legal drinking age and not to drink and drive.
Drinking, Driving, the Law and Young Adults

Drinking, Driving, the Law and Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking to young adults about the laws around driving and driving after drinking can reduce the risk of harm for your child and others. Here’s an overview of BC’s drinking and driving laws and why we have them.
Explaining Alcohol to Young Adults

Explaining Alcohol to Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young adults have a whole new set of responsibilities, including the ability to legally purchase and drink alcohol. Help them make healthy choices by talking to them about the effects of alcohol on the body.
Conversations That Teach Resilience: Young Adults

Conversations That Teach Resilience: Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Have open conversations with your young adult that foster resilience to help them with challenges they will face throughout life with confidence.
Safe Night Out for Young Adults

Safe Night Out for Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

A night out on the town can be fun, but when alcohol is involved, the risks of harm can increase. To minimize the risks to themselves and others, help young people make informed decisions about where to go, and teach them to pay attention to their surroundings.
How to Restore Relationships With Young Adults

How to Restore Relationships With Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

No matter what arguments you’ve had in the past with your child, building a respectful, honest, and open relationship with your child going forward is important. There is no magic formula, but these tips can help.
Don’t Stop Having Conversations with Young Adults

Don’t Stop Having Conversations with Young Adults

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Good listening skills build trust and are fundamental to any relationship. As your child grows into a young adult, it's important to continue listening and encouraging open dialogue, especially when talking about drinking and other substance use. Here's an example.

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