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Talking about alcohol with teens

While most adults are unsure of when and how to bring up alcohol misuse with kids, adolescents are often nervous and confused as they face their first opportunities to try alcohol and are often interested to hear your thoughts on the subject. Set the stage early by letting your teenager know that he or she can talk to you about anything, without judgment or lecturing. Ask open-ended questions, and listen to the answers without…

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