Kids ask all kinds of questions. From the day our kids start talking in complete words and sentences, they begin to investigate and examine the world around them. They want to know how things work. They are curious about what various words mean. They want to understand the ideas or inventions that seem incomprehensible. For example, they wonder how airplanes stay in the air, what gluten is, or where electricity comes from. They look to you – their parent or guardian – as their role model as they seek out answers to these questions every day.
Maybe you can recall the questions your daughter asked before she went off to kindergarten, as she begged to stay home with you and asked why it was important to learn. Now she is eager to fly, to grow up and to be her own person. She is learning to be independent and strong. It might be hard to think back that far, but I’m sure we all can recall the sweet and innocent questions that made us laugh, made us snicker, made us uncomfortable or even made us cry.
Throughout their lives, kids look to parents for the answers. From the absurd to the complex and the embarrassing, we teach our kids all kinds of things. Isn’t it time to talk to them about drinking and driving? As a parent, it’s your role to bring up this conversation at home. Your teen may not have asked you about drunk driving yet, but it one of the most important questions they could ask you. Are you prepared for that conversation?
Here are three simple talking points we encourage you to bring up with your teen at home as you work to prevent drunk driving:
These three simple talking points are a great way to get the conversation started. If you need any further ideas or would like guidance as you continue this talk with your teens about drunk driving, check out the articles below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.