Keeping communication lines wide open from kid to parent can help prevent underage drinking.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 21, 2013
Today is Power Talk 21 Day, a nationwide day thanks to MADD, to get families talking about underage drinking. Kids Activities Blog has released 10 ways to keep kids talking because parents can make a difference in the decisions of their kids.
The great tips include talking about the little things as well as the big things. Opening the communication lines to the child before there is a problem is one of the best ways to prevent a problem. They may roll their eyes or pretend they are not listening but keep talking.
Other essential advice is to show affection. Older kids may shy away from hugs or a pat on their back, but that does not mean that they don't appreciate it.
Setting rules and enforcing them is another great suggestion. Rules with reason behind them are good for teens and give them a sense of security and expectations.
Paying attention to what kids do and what they say will provide a snapshot about of their current life situations.
Sharing together family dinners and fun family moments will keep parents and kids in tune with their daily life. Another important advice is to show respect towards the kids. Have tons of conversations about a point, without heated arguments, and model the behavior that one wants to see in their kids. A parent handbook is available for download for more tips.
For detailed information and to get additional ways to keep the communication flowing between children and parents, check out Kids Activities Blog. Get inspired to keep the communication flowing and to stop underage drinking.
About Kids Activities Blog
Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Rachel Miller and Holly Homer from June Cleaver Nirvana. It is their daily goal to inspire parents and teachers to play with kids. This interactive website publishes simple things to do with kids twice a day. Kids Activities Blog is a great tool for moms and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.