Children are less likely to drink when their parents or guardians and other trusted adults are engaged in their day-to-day lives.
· Spend time talking and interacting with young people — during meals, hanging out at home, spending time outside, or visiting with friends. The location isn’t as important as the time invested.
· Create a positive, loving environment wherever you are — whether it’s at home, in the classroom, or on the field; be kind and respectful of each other. If there’s a need to correct behavior or give consequences, ensure that the young people you’re close to know they’re still loved.
· If you’re a parent or guardian, make it easy for your children to share information with you. Take time every day to talk with them about their interests and activities. Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day of one-on-one time.