Set a good example for your children regarding the use of alcohol.
Encourage your children to talk with you about their problems and concerns.
Get to know your children's friends and discuss ways your children can avoid drinking when they are feeling pressured by peers.
Talk to other parents about ways to send a consistent, clear message that underage drinking is not acceptable behavior or a "rite of passage."
Learn the warning signs that indicate your children may be drinking and act promptly to get help.
Make sure you're at home for all your children's parties and be sure those parties are alcohol free.
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