Ep. #36: Teens and Alcohol Part 2 - Unpacking The Most Effective Ways To Communicate, Model and Monitor
This is part 2 of a 3 part series on teens and alcohol based on the research of Penn State Professor, Dr. Rob Turrisi. In this episode we do a deep dive into 3 of the 5 things Dr. Turrisi recommends parents do. 1) Communicating about alcohol use in true dialogue (not monologue/lecture). Practice living in their world as you communicate and back up your point of view with health science. 2) Modeling with explanation. 3) Monitoring in creative ways that not only allow insights into your child's activities and friend group but model parenting that will shape parenting for generations to come.
Quicklinks to Resources from this Episode
When It Comes To Curbing Drinking, College Students Do Listen - Time Magazine with Dr. Turrisi
Talking About Alcohol - A Parent Handbook
Vashti Summervill is a PCI Certified Parent Coach and a certified teacher in the state of Idaho. She is the secretary of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition and the co-chair of the St. Luke’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council.