If your child is over 8 they’ve heard about alcohol. They are also curious about, and at risk, for using alcohol. Learn how to talk to them and what to say to prevent teen drinking.
Almost 1 in 4 Idaho high school students have had a drink in the last 30 days, and almost 15% say they’ve had alcohol (other than a few sips) before age 13.
Idaho’s BeTheParents.org has resources to help you understand the warning signs of underage drinking, learn how to talk to your kids about alcohol, and evidence-based research that shows some of the consequences of underage drinking (including unplanned and unwanted sexual activity, brain impairment, and even death).