My Teen Wants to Try Alcohol—What Do I Say?
Published June 4, 2018
16 min
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    Let's talk about tricky topics that can drive teens away.  This week's question comes from a mom whose 15-year-old daughter wants to try alcohol. The conversation didn't end the way the mom hoped it might. Carol and Anne share tips to neutralize curiosity about "forbidden" topics. And they'll show you how to empower your children to give themselves their own best advice. (That way, you don't have to lecture.) This week’s Parenting Practice Next time your child brings up a topic you naturally want to counsel them about, step back from the advisory role long enough to say: Tell me more. Doing this will build trust over time. Your child will know that they can tell you anything! (This practice applies to young children, too. Listen to the episode to hear how.) Learn more from Carol each week! Visit and receive Carol and Anne's weekly Parenting Practice right to your inbox.
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