Hi, I’m Jay Cohen from Blass Law. And we have some tips on how to talk to your teen about drinking.
Studies have shown that teens who drink are more likely to end up in our office. If you have a trusting relationship with your teen and they trust you, chances are whatever you tell them, they may listen. And they may even do it.
Now, if you don’t have a trusting relationship with your teen, you can pay us in advance because we’ll probably be seeing you. Share examples with your teens. When they hear that mom drank too much and was dancing topless on the bar in college, that may be enough to scare them straight. They may never touch alcohol.
Now, some people don’t have those stories. So don’t make them up because they’re gonna see right through it. Establish rules. Let them know that going out and drinking under age is not okay.
You got to balance this with a trusting relationship because if something does happen, you want them to be able to call you. Set an example. If mom and dad are taking shots, finishing off bottles of liquor every weekend and drinking the entire margarita machine when they go to a party.
The kids are gonna want to try it. So don’t let them see you doing that stuff. Keep it to yourself. Encourage healthy friendships.
Teens that drink are more likely to be depressed and less active. So encourage them to hang around with good people that are doing good things.
Now at Blass Law, we’re here to help. We’re here to help you, your kids, whoever you know. So if you get in trouble, call Blass Law today.