My teenager

“Do what you normally do as parents, meaning:

  • You are interested in knowing how your daughter is doing; you support your child and want her to feel as good as possible.
  • You show interest in what your son does; you know where he goes and with whom.
  • You set boundaries to protect them. And you give them freedom for them to grow up autonomously.

And regarding alcohol:

  • You give the example: you drink small quantities yourself.
  • You are very clear: alcohol is not a beverage for people under the age of 16.
  • You don’t make a big fuss if your child drinks a little alcohol. But you pay attention: when do you drink? where? with whom?
    Have you observed any changes? If you are unsure, if you are worried: do not hesitate, ask for professional help. The younger your child is, the more alcohol is at stake, the more you should react clearly.”

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