Parents’ opinions matter!

This TV spot encourages parents to share their strong disapproval of underage drinking to help protect kids’ developing brains.

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Have a Chit Chat

Chit Chat is more than a game—it’s a conversation starter that can help strengthen your relationship with your kids.

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Clear rules protect against underage drinking!

Keep your child’s developing brain happy and healthy by helping them stay alcohol-free!

Chat & Set Rules

How to have the alcohol talk

Watch this video to learn helpful tips on how to start the conversation with your kids about not drinking underage.

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Get started stopping underage drinking

The first step to stopping underage drinking is spending time having fun with your kids. When you spend time in your child’s world, they’ll listen when you speak from yours.

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All kids need a parent’s help to stay alcohol-free

As a parent, you can help keep kids’ brains healthy and their futures bright, free from the harms of alcohol.

Here’s how:

Know and teach the harms early

Research shows you should talk to your kids about alcohol as early as age 9.2

Teach the Harms

Have fun together

When you spend time in your child’s world, they’ll listen when you speak from yours.

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Set clear no-alcohol rules

Have a chat tonight. Make your disapproval of underage drinking clear by setting rules against it.

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Know what your kids are doing

Get involved in your child’s activities—ask the 5 Ws and know what’s going on.

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Your influence is powerful

That’s the great news! Utah kids report the number one reason they choose not to drink is their parents’ strong disapproval.3

 

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Why prevent underage drinking?

Because it protects a child’s future. Alcohol affects a young, still developing brain very differently than an adult’s brain, impairing proper development and increasing risks of addiction, depression, suicide, injury, violence, academic problems and more.4

Learn the Harms

How can I help prevent my kid from drinking underage?

Here are some suggestions that can help keep your child alcohol-free. Spend fun time together, set clear “no alcohol” rules and stay involved in your kid’s life.

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2 months ago
ParentsEmpowered.org

Youth who drink underage have a significantly increased risk of alcohol abuse and dependence later in life. Parents, talk with your kids and set clear boundaries about not drinking underage. Tips on chatting with your youth can be found on our website: parentsempowered.org/how/chat-set-rules/ See MoreSee Less

Youth who drink underage have a significantly increased risk of alcohol abuse and dependence later in life. Parents, talk with your kids and set clear boundaries about not drinking underage. Tips on chatting with your youth can be found on our website: https://parentsempowered.org/how/chat-set-rules/
2 months ago
ParentsEmpowered.org

Talking to your kids about their hopes and dreams often helps them stay focused on their futures. It’s also a great time to explain how the harms of underage drinking can negatively affect their goals.

Comment below about when you’ve found is the best time to talk with your kids. What works best for you?

Tips ➡️ parentsempowered.org/how/chat-set-rules/
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Talking to your kids about their hopes and dreams often helps them stay focused on their futures. Its also a great time to explain how the harms of underage drinking can negatively affect their goals. 

Comment below about when youve found is the best time to talk with your kids. What works best for you? 

Tips ➡️ https://parentsempowered.org/how/chat-set-rules/
2 months ago
ParentsEmpowered.org

Your child’s health depends on you. Did you know the brain can rewire itself for addiction when alcohol is consumed underage? Start the conversation with your kids about the long-term effects of underage drinking. See more parentsempowered.org/why/addiction/ See MoreSee Less

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ParentsEmpowered.org

You know that underage drinking is bad for developing brains. But do your kids know the facts? Together, visit parentsempowered.org and talk about how alcohol can harm their bright future. parentsempowered.org/why/healthy-brains/ See MoreSee Less

The Parents Empowered Mission

Meet Tiffany Clason. She’s the Executive Director at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). But she’s also a mom. She knows that parents staying involved and having those important “no underage drinking” conversations are crucial to a child’s future success.

Sources

1 Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention [SHARP] Survey, 2019.
2 https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/136/3/e718

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3 Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention [SHARP] Survey, 2019.
4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK37591/

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