Clear rules protect against underage drinking!

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

Chat & Set Rules

Parents’ opinions matter!

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

Chat & Set Rules

Clear rules help prevent underage drinking!

This TV spot reminds parents that setting clear expectations about not drinking underage is easier than you might think.

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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.

Have Fun

Set clear no-alcohol rules

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

Chat & Set Rules

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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Have a conversation with your kids about your no drinking underage expectations. When kids know you disapprove, they are significantly less likely to drink before age 21. See MoreSee Less

When youth drink alcohol, they are more likely to experience school problems, such as higher rates of absences or lower grades. Keep your kid ahead in the classroom by setting clear rules about not drinking underage. Learn more with this article from the Center for Diseases and Control.
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When youth drink alcohol, they are more likely to experience school problems, such as higher rates of absences or lower grades. Keep your kid ahead in the classroom by setting clear rules about not drinking underage. Learn more with this article from the Center for Diseases and Control. 
https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/underage-drinking.htm

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Parents Empowered exists to raise awareness of how underage alcohol consumption harms youth and why waiting until the appropriate age to consume alcohol is not only legal but healthier for their bodies. Discover more here: parentsempowered.org/ See MoreSee Less

Parents Empowered exists to raise awareness of how underage alcohol consumption harms youth and why waiting until the appropriate age to consume alcohol is not only legal but healthier for their bodies. Discover more here: https://parentsempowered.org/

Set clear no drinking boundaries with your kids and express to them the importance of keeping their brains healthy and harm-free. Visit our website to learn more here: parentsempowered.org/how/chat-set-rules/ See MoreSee Less

Set clear no drinking boundaries with your kids and express to them the importance of keeping their brains healthy and harm-free. Visit our website to learn more here: https://parentsempowered.org/how/chat-set-rules/

Underage drinking can lead to an increased risk for alcohol dependence. The best way to prevent potential addiction is to set clear “no underage drinking” rules for your child. Learn more about the effects of alcohol addiction in the video below.

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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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