Talking to your children about alcohol, the effects and the risks can be difficult. No one can know the best time or opportunity to chat through issues about alcohol. As a parent, you're in the best position to have an honest and open conversation with your child.
Young people are bombarded with messages (see behaviour around alcohol) from you, their friends and the media. By having a supportive and non-judgemental chat you can help your child navigate the complexities of why people drink, how much is too much and what the possible risks are.