Connecting with children can be as simple as changing the approach. Traditionally, parents only scratch the surface when asking their children about underage drinking. The Family Talk About Drinking program focuses on deeper connections by challenging parents to ask questions that open the channels of communication.
Explore the examples below to discover a new way of connecting with your children, and remember, the coaching model works as long as you’re willing to leave the traditional approach behind.
“Will there be drinking at the party?”
“Have you ever tried alcohol?”
“Do your friends drink?”
“Will his/her parents be home?”
“If there’s drinking at the party, what will you do?”
“What do you think about kids who drink?”
“If your friends wanted to drink, how would you handle it?”
“What if the parents allow alcohol at the party?”