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Parents Who STAY UP Can Help Their Teens Make Safe Choices

 

 

Alcohol is the most abused drug among Tippecanoe County youth in grades 8-12.  It is not surprising that teens face more decisions about alcohol during these years, as this is the time when they begin to spend more and more time away from home.  Buth there is some important information that you may not know...

 

 

You ARE a Powerful Influence in Your Teen's Life

 

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teens who believe their parents monitor their behavior are less likely to make decisions that can negatively impact their health, including drinking alcohol.  One possible monitoring practice involves parents' willingness to STAY UP or wake up to welcome their teens home after and evening spent with friends. 

 

 

5 Things You Want Your Teen to Know

 

1.  You do NOT want them to use alcohol or drugs

2.  You care about them

3.  You are well-informed about alcohol and drugs

4.  You are paying attention to what they do

5.  How to get out of a bad situation

 

  • Click here for a list of resources to help you talk with your child about alcohol. 
  • Click here for a list of resources to help you talk with your child about drugs.

 

Parents who reside in Tippecanoe County are eligible for a free Stay Up mug, as well as several resources to help you talk with your teen or young child about alcohol use. Please contact Amanda Hager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information!