Parents: This means that you have a window of opportunity to speak to your kids about not drinking, and to have your words make a difference!
Of course, the big question is “how?” That’s where we come in. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission—as part of our new Talk It Up! Campaign—has put together this tip book on ways to start the conversation with your eighth grader…and keep it going.
Our best advice is to make talking about alcohol not THE talk, but an ongoing discussion.
What follows are some ways to do that.
Our second piece of advice? Start today. It is never too early to talk with your child or teen about drinking. Never.