Taking the time to come up with prepped answers and activities will make it easier for your child or teen to say to no to drinking when faced with a peer-pressure situation. Here are some common reasons kids consider drinking and alternative activities and strategies you can suggest.
TO GO ALONG WITH FRIENDS - This type of pressure can be direct, such as a person handing your child a beer, or indirect, such as your teen joining a group known for risky decisions.
- Help your child or teen understand the dynamics of peer pressure.
- Make a plan for how you child wants to react to such situations.
- If possible, limit contact with friends who pressure your child to drink.