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!

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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

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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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Alcohol addiction can lead to other drug use. Start the conversation early about not drinking underage and educate your children on the risks.

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Alcohol addiction can lead to other drug use. Start the conversation early about not drinking underage and educate your children on the risks. 

Learn more here: parentsempowered.org/why/addiction/

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Teach your children to be charitable and grow your bond with them this holiday season by participating in your local food drive. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your kids and give back to the community! Learn more about how you can volunteer with the Utah Food Bank at www.utahfoodbank.org/give-time See MoreSee Less

Teach your children to be charitable and grow your bond with them this holiday season by participating in your local food drive. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your kids and give back to the community! Learn more about how you can volunteer with the Utah Food Bank at www.utahfoodbank.org/give-time

Having strategies planned ahead of time can help your child better handle peer pressure and resist drinking alcohol underage. Make sure they have an exit strategy if they feel uncomfortable in a situation where people are drinking alcohol. That could involve a signal they make to a friend, a prepared excuse they have for leaving, or a text they send to you. See MoreSee Less

Having strategies planned ahead of time can help your child better handle peer pressure and resist drinking alcohol underage. Make sure they have an exit strategy if they feel uncomfortable in a situation where people are drinking alcohol. That could involve a signal they make to a friend, a prepared excuse they have for leaving, or a text they send to you.

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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