Powertalk21: Time to Talk to Our KidsBy
Every day, 13 American teenagers die as a result of abusing alcohol. Kids who start drinking in their teens, are several times more likely to develop addiction problems, than are those who wait until it is legal. Teen drinkers are also more likely to allow their own kids to drink underage, when it becomes their time to parent. It’s a debilitating cycle.
It’s time for a change, and MADD thinks that they have a way to do it. MADD selected April 21st to be the subject of a national campaign to improve the communication between parents and their teens. Powertalk 21 is a program designed to make the process easy. They’ve created a booklet, a series of pointers, and even a free parent education program to assist you. You can access all of those great resources, by clicking here.
If you have a teen living in your home, its important that you make every effort to counterbalance the constant barrage of advertising, pressure and temptation facing them. You can find all the details you need, on our Alcohol Tutorial. If you haven’t had a discussion with them recently, April 21st is the time to do it! It’s time to protect these kids.