Parents are important role models
Parents have important roles in preventing harm to their children from alcohol.
It is important to be aware of the spoken and unspoken messages about alcohol that adults send to young people. Providing alcohol to adolescents can convey approval of underage drinking and send the message that it’s ok for young people to drink alcohol. It is also important to discuss alcohol with your child from an early age so they understand what is expected of them.
Limiting access to alcohol and clearly communicating your disapproval of your child drinking alcohol are actions that have been shown to have an important impact on young people’s alcohol use.