I was surprised to learn that drinking is the #1 drug problem in youth right now. Roughly 6,000 people will die this year in direct correlation with underage drinking—a statistic that can be greatly reduced with parental intervention. Studies have shown that parents still have the most influence our kids on these issues. We need to influence our kids to not drink and especially not drink and drive.
On October 27th, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) launched The Power of Parents: It's Your Influence (www.thepowerofparents.org). This program has been designed to help provide us as parents with key tips, information, and tools to help us at home reach our teens and communicate the real life danger of underage alcohol use.
Please check out the above site and also the below resources. When you are at the Power to Change website, take a look at the take action section. There are several things you can do to help influence the importance of underage drinking ~
MADD Blog: http://maddparents.blogspot.com/
Safety Quiz: http://www.madd.org/parents/highschool-drinking2.html
Support 21 Survey: http://support.madd.org/support21
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of MADD. A donation was made to MADD in my name to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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