Condoning or encouraging your teens to drink sets the wrong example for them and our community. Providing a safe, alcohol-free space for teens is something we can all share.
TAKE THE “TEEN BRAINS MATTER” PROMISE!
Why does it matter?
- Alcohol affects the developing teen brain & can have life-long consequences.
- Teens are more likely to drink if their parents condone the behavior.
- Teens who start drinking alcohol before the age of 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older.
- If underage drinking takes place on your property, you can be held legally responsible for what happens at or after the party, even if you didn’t buy the alcohol.
Let’s keep our teens and our community safe this prom and graduation season.
What can you do? Take the Parent Promise:
- I will talk to my teen about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.
- I will clearly explain what my expectations are around underage drinking to my teen.
- I will be home, be visible and be aware when hosting a party.
- I will make sure there is adult supervision when my teen is invited to a party.
It’s not always easy, but you are the parent, and not the bartender.
For more tips and support, contact Deb Witkus at 802.463.9927 ext 212.