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Prevention of underage drinking is aimed at reducing a young person’s risk of using alcohol or increasing factors that help protect them against alcohol use.
Parents strong disapproval is the #1 reason kids choose not to drink. Not just disapproval, STRONG disapproval.
This is one of the most effective ways to prevent underage drinking for 2 reasons:
Most teens who drink say they get their alcohol from friends and family.
Teens routinely say that parents are the No. 1 influence on their choice to drink, an even bigger influence than peers or celebrities.
Join other parents on our Facebook page and visit ParentingMontana.org [parentingmontana.org] for tools that give parents the actions to take and at times ideas of the words to say engage their children, to build relationship, and strengthen communication.