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Teenage Drinking Statistics: Underage Drinking in America

Get ready to start the conversation with your children about underage drinking by beefing up your knowledge of some of the latest teenage drinking statistics among America’s youth. As kids mature, their natural inclination is to assert their independence and test boundaries. Arming them with the facts will make it less likely they will succumb […]

Parenting Teens: What Your Teen Needs From You Now

Admit it: Parenting is hard. It doesn’t get easier as your kids get older; it just changes. As your child grows and develops, so do your parenting skills. And the same set of skills you used to potty train your toddler won’t necessarily apply during the teen years. In many ways, parenting teens is the […]

How Parents Can Discourage Teenage Drunk Driving

Parents need to take the wheel when it comes to teenage impaired driving because your child’s life depends on it. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts also say that 15 percent of those deadly crashes […]

Is Inhaling Alcohol Dangerous? The Sobering Facts

Teens have a knack for finding various ways to get intoxicated. That’s why it’s important for parents to talk to their kids about alcohol and drugs and to keep the lines of communication open. If you talk to your kids, you can help them avoid underage drinking and the dangerous consequences of risky behavior. A […]

Why Do Teens Drink Alcohol?

Why do teens drink alcohol? The answer may seem obvious, but there is a lot more that goes into the decision to drink underage than you may think. In addition to social factors such as peer pressure, there are also a host of other factors and circumstances that contribute to teenage drinking. Learn more about […]

Drinking and Driving: The Right Message for the Right Age

Talking to your kids about drinking and driving should start long before they ever get behind the wheel of a car. The goal should be to give kids the facts and educate them, so they’ll make the right choices as they get older. Your message will evolve as your child is growing up. When they’re […]

Legal Drinking Age: Is It Ever Legal for Minors to Drink?

“Just a sip.” How many parents have said this to their children? It might seem harmless, but there is a legal drinking age for a reason. Don’t let the temptation to be a “cool parent” lead you to make bad decisions when it comes to underage drinking. Allowing children to consume alcohol before they reach […]

Holiday Drinking: Is it Legal to Drink with your Parents?

The holidays are often a great opportunity to teach underage family members about responsible drinking behavior. That doesn’t mean it’s okay for parents to allow their kids to participate in holiday drinking at family gatherings. In fact, it’s not legal in North Carolina for parents to supervise their kids drinking alcohol — no matter the […]

Teaching Teens About Alcohol: How to Start the Conversation

Teaching teens about alcohol can be tough. There’s a lot to cover, and it’s important parents start the conversation early before it becomes a problem later. It’s often easier said than done. What can parents do to teach their teens about alcohol? How do they start the conversation? Keep kids engaged? We know it can […]

Teenage Alcohol Poisoning: 6 Symptoms that Require Help

It’s a friend’s or parent’s nightmare. What started as a fun event took a bad turn when alcohol became involved. In a scenario far too common with underage drinking, someone may have developed alcohol poisoning. Is it time to call a hospital? Notify their parents? Alcohol poisoning is a serious issue that impacts more people […]