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    bwp5834 posted:
    Did you know that talking to your kids early and often is one of the best ways to prevent underage drinking? A supportive and present family can be the best preventative method to underage drinking and other poor life choice. The brain isn't even totally developed until well into our twenties. Do everything you can before the damage has taken place!
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    sluggo45692 responded:
    I'm the son of a drunk (father) and the ex step son of a functioning alcholic(ex step-father). I was exposed to it my entire childhood. I seen the distruction that drinking causes. My son has seen his grandfather life style and wants nothing to do with it. I have alcohol in my home, but it's drank on a very rare occasion. My son has tasted it and likes some. He also know the risks and the responsibilities of drinking. He's 17. Is he going to try more? YES I know this, but I'm teaching him about it and I'm hoping some of it sinks in.

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    mariajohnson responded:
    I agree, talking to your kids early could prevent them from adopting bad and poor habits. Talk to them freely and try to be their friends, then they can share everything with you.


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