Children are naturally curious about alcohol - they see people drinking it or advertisements promoting it - and they want to know more. As a parent, what you say and do has a big influence on your child, but it can be difficult to know when to talk about alcohol, and what to say.
This section gives tips and guidance for parents about approaching the issue with their children, particularly 11-16 year-olds. Talking about it early on will help your child to understand alcohol and its effects, and make sensible choices about drinking in the future.
The section also includes a few scenarios to consider. It's impossible to always get it right, but these suggestions will give you a headstart on what you could do in different situations.
- presentations for parents
- advice booklet for parents
- teenage guide suitable for age 15+