1. Communication with your children should be smooth
It is important that you maintain a very good and accessible communication. Because they will perceive that they can tell you something and they will be heard without any kind of punishment. In this sense, take advantage of any opportunity in which people can freely drink alcohol to talk with your children about the social acceptance of their consumption despite the harmful effects it has on health.
2. Set clear rules to place limits on your child’s behavior
The rules will give security to your children. Even if they rebel against them on many occasions, they need to know what is right and what is wrong. Indeed, these rules are necessary. They should also understand about everything in what is negotiable and what is not and the consequences that they will have to meet in case of not complying with your rules or limits. Regarding alcohol consumption, it is important to make it clear that you will not allow them to be consumed in adolescence because this has a serious risk to their health.
3. Talk clearly with your kids about the effects of alcohol on teenagers
Adolescents have no sense of risk and in many cases have no sense of responsibility. For this reason, it is very important that you explain clearly and seriously the harmful effects that alcohol consumption has on their evolutionary age, for example, difficulties in reasoning, learning, attention, and concentration, development of their functions.