In the third and final part of this series, Dr. Turrisi will walk us through how to communicate parental rules around alcohol that are backed by science. This is a more effective way of educating and getting buy-in than the teen thinking that our rules are coming solely from our personal value system. He says that "a rule without an explanation is likely to be broken" but a "rule with an explanation is likely to lead to learning." Dr. Turrisi will also walk us through his fifth and final strategy of setting-up a home environment conducive to effective communication, modeling, monitoring and parental rules. All of this with the goal of protecting our kids from risky behavior. It is never too late. A little change and a little science-based upgrade in our parenting skills can have a big impact in reducing risk.
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
Parental Strategies For Reducing Risky Behavior Around Alcohol
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.