Talking to your child about alcohol can be a vital part of helping them make responsible decisions about alcohol use in the future. Sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right time to have a conversation with them. It is worth bearing in mind that your child’s attitude towards alcohol can change during the transition into teenage years so this can be a crucial time to start up a dialogue, before others start to have an influence.
On the Drinkaware website you will find some age-specific tips about talking to your child about alcohol. You can also access some useful videos with examples of scenarios that can bring about the discussion of alcohol with your child, and useful ways to approach these situations.