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Talking to Your Child About the Risks of Alcohol Use

WHY, WHY, AND HOW: PARENTING, RULES, AND CURIOUS KIDS - JENNIFER KINDHOUSE

What do you do when “Because I said so” isn’t a satisfactory answer? Hear from Jennifer Kinhouse, author of Life In Italics, on how creating safety based rules resonates well with her kids and how #TalkEarly has helped her have more conversations about alcohol.

THE COURAGE TO LEARN INSTEAD OF WIN - JENNIFER KINDHOUSE

It's through failure that we learn resilience. Jennifer Kindhouse of Life in Italics shares why she is letting her kids experience failure in order to set them up for success.

EXTREME TIPS FOR OVER-PROTECTING YOUR KIDS - ANDY HERALD

As parents, protecting your kids is a top priority, but how do you know when it’s gone too far? Hear from Andy Herald, author of How To Be A Dad, on why talking with them early is beneficial for both you and them.

CULTIVATING CONVERSATIONS WITH CHILDREN: REPEAT AND REPEAT - WHIT HONEA

“Kids don’t hold hands forever.” Hear from Whit Honea, author of Dads4Change, on how he cultivates the culture of conversation with his kids.

THINGS I DON’T HIDE FROM MY KIDS (EVEN WHEN IT’S SUPER AWKWARD) - CHRISTINE KOH

Open and honest is the best way to go in order to get your kids to respond to awkward conversations. Hear from Christine Koh, author of Boston Mamas, on the topics she talks openly about with her kids.

3 KEY WAYS TO GET YOUR KIDS TALKING - CHRISTINE KOH

The older kids get, the less they tend to open up. Hear from Christine Koh, author of Boston Mamas, as she shares tips for parents on how to keep your kids talking.

MORE ABOUT WHY THAN WHAT - CASEY BROWN

Kids always want to know “why? Why? WHY?" Hear from Casey Brown from Life With Roozle on why she is open with her kid about her life experiences and why she makes the choices she does as a parent.

I DON’T ALWAYS WANT TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT - CASEY BROWN

“Moments don’t tell the whole story,” shares Casey Brown of Life With Roozle. Read more for her take on how parenting “in the moment” isn’t always realistic, and how it’s okay to just take it one day at a time.

HOW TO HELP KIDS MAKE GOOD DECISIONS - DEVA DELPORTO AND PHYLLIS FAGELL

Hear from Deva Dalporto and Phyllis Fagell on how talking to your kids early can help them make good decisions in the future.

WHEN I WAS 18 - JULIE MINER

Responsibilities change year to year. Hear from Julie Miner of Rants From Mommyland as she compares and contrasts how her responsibilities have changed over the last 20 years and how she wouldn’t trade it for anything.

HELP YOUR KIDS SAY NO - ASK, LISTEN, LEARN

Once your kids say “no” to peer pressure it immediately makes an impact on peers. Hear from Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn program about how to help your kids say “NO” and other ways you can help them make healthy decisions.

MY FAVORITE ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF TEENS AND TWEENS - SHANNAN YOUNGER

What are your go-to resources when you need answers for your kids? Shannan Younger of Between Us Parents shares her list of favorite resources for parents of tweens and teens.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FIRST WEEK OF MIDDLE SCHOOL - AUDREY MCCLELLAND

Everyone hopes for their kids to grow up and make smart choices. Hear from Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations on how she navigates the first week of middle school and uses Ask, Listen, Learn to help start conversations at home.

RESPONSIBILITY STARTS WITH US - JEN MANN

Parents, believe it or not, your kids hear you. Jen Mann, author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat digs deep about how responsibility starts with her and how she conquered talking to her kids even when it feels like they’re not listening.

THE BEST OF US - JESSICA SYBA

Kids pick up on the way adults deal with stress. Hear from Jessica Shyba, author of Momma’s Gone City, as she talks about being her best self for her kids and how it's her responsibility to have meaningful conversations with them.

SERIOUS SUBJECTS CAN GET SERIOUSLY SILLY WITH KIDS - ANDY HERALD

Talking to your kids about serious subjects can be interesting. Hear from Andy Herald of How To Be A Dad on what he learned from talking with his 8-year old about alcohol.

OUR FORMULA FOR EASY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT TOUGH TOPICS - JILL KRAUSE

Hear from Jill Krause from Happy Loud Life on how relating her conversations to her kids' interests makes it easier for them to open up.

HAVE YOU HAD THE ALCOHOL TALK? - WHIT HONEA

Studies show that dads are less likely to start the conversation with their kids about alcohol. Hear from Whit Honea on how he aims to be the exception, and how talking early with your kids can make a difference in their future.

TALKING ABOUT ALCOHOL IS A PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY(.ORG) - WHIT HONEA

“Talk early, talk often, be happy.” Hear from Whit Honea from Dads for Change on how his expectations of fatherhood have changed since his days before having a family and how the word “responsibility” has taken on new meaning.

A SIMPLE GAME GETS KIDS TALKING - LIZ STANLEY

How do you get your older kids to talk to you? Hear from Liz Stanley of Say Yes as she shares how playing games with kids helps to get their conversations flowing.

COMMUNICATION IS EVERYTHING (AND ALSO THE HARDEST THING) - CHRISTINE KOH

Hear from Christine Koh of Boston Mamas on why communication can be beautiful but it can also be the hardest thing to do as a parent.

CREATIVE WAYS TO GET KIDS TALKING - CHRISTINE KOH

With kids you have to get creative when it comes to starting conversations. Hear from Christine Koh of Boston Mamas on what she learned from other parents on how they spark conversations with their kids.

DOUBLE JEOPARDY APPLIES EVEN WHEN YOU’RE 7 - CASEY BROWN

Having a strong foundation for communication is important when it comes to building trust with kids. Hear from Casey Brown from Life With Roozle on how her rules about double jeopardy have helped her to start honest conversations with her daughter.

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL - MIKE CRUSE

It’s never too early. Hear from Mike Cruse of Papa Does Preach on how his own struggles with alcohol have helped him talk with his kids earlier about being responsible and making healthy decisions.

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A PROMISE TO #TALKEARLY TO KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL - DENENE MILLNER

A new year brings new resolutions. Hear from Denene Millner of My Brown Baby on talking to her kids early about alcohol and her resolution to be free for herself and her kids.

cohol and her resolution to be free for herself and her kids. A SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT KIDS, STRESS, AND ALCOHOL - DR. KATIE

Dr. Katie Friedman of Forever Freckled explains her thoughts about when and why it’s important to talk to kids about alcohol.

HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO TALK TO YOU - JULIE MINER

Just start the conversation. Hear from Rants from Mommyland’s Julie Miner and Ask, Listen, Learn on how to get tweens to communicate and how listening should be more important than talking for parents.

THE UNEXPECTED PARENTING BENEFITS OF GETTING A DOG - SHANNAN YOUNGER

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but can they also be a great conversation starter? Hear from Shannan Younger of Between Us Parents on how adopting her four-legged friend made having conversations about healthy decisions easier for her family.

WHY YOU NEED TO “ASK, LISTEN, LEARN” DURING THIS BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME WITH YOUR TEENS - AUDREY MCCLELLAND

Kids going back to school can be a joyful and worrisome time period. Hear from Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations on what a new school year means for the conversations she will have with her kids.

AFTER SCHOOL MINI-VAN CONVERSATIONS - LAURA FUENTES

Asking open ended questions allows kids to elaborate on their thoughts and feelings. Hear from Laura Fuentes on how asking the right questions helps her to get through to her kids when talking about underage drinking.

FILTERING LESS, SPEAKING TO KIDS MORE - LAURA FUENTES

Helping kids understand the importance of smart decisions and consequences is important. Laura Fuentes tells us how she has started filtering less and talking to her kids openly and honestly about how decisions have consequences and how they can impact their future.

THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING TO CREATE LIFETIME OF CONVERSATIONS - LETICIA BARR

Kids need someone to listen to them. Leticia Barr of Tech Savvy Mama offers her advice on how parenting in the tween years and listening to kids will set the foundation for a lifetime of conversations.

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