Using a parent's influence to keep kids from drinking

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Seventy-four percent or our teens say that the parents are the number one influence over their decision to use drugs or alcohol. There is a wonderful handbook out there called, "Power of Parents, it's your influence," that has tips on how to talk to our teens about drinking and underage drinking. How to talk to your teens about any serious issue. You want to talk to your teens before any problem starts. When you are talking with them, you want to do it with respect. Talk to them, not at them; and listen to what they have to say back. The whole idea of the communication with your children is one of respect. You want to make sure that they are aware of your expectations and the consequences of breaking those expectations on, say, underage drinking.
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Jan Withers

National President, MADD

Jan Withers joined MADD in 1992, after her 15-year-old daughter, Alisa Joy, was killed by an underage drinker who chose to drive after consuming numerous alcoholic beverages. Withers first volunteered by sharing her story and lobbying for tougher legislation. She wanted to make a difference by helping to stop this 100 percent preventable violent crime. Now as National President, Jan Withers speaks to lawmakers across the country about the importance of legislation requiring ignition interlocks (or “in-car breathalyzers”) for all drunk driving offenders, a key part of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. She also advocates for federal legislation that provides research funding for technology that will turn cars into the cure for drunk driving. In addition, Withers continues to raise awareness for MADD’s victim support services, even leading a monthly support group — while also expanding the reach of MADD’s underage drinking prevention programs.

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