Resources for Responsible Choices
As a parent, you are trying to raise a child who will become a responsible, reliable adult. As your child develops, you have to give him or her more freedom and independence to grow.
Along the way, though, you can help your preteen or teen make responsible choices. Below are some resources that may help you guide your child through this difficult time in their lives.
- The Cool Spot: This Web site utilizes engaging games and graphics to deliver important messages about the risks of underage drinking and ways to resist peer pressure. For ages 11 to 13.
- ENGAGE: This Web site is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group. The site includes information on statistics, research, prevention resources, what you can do, legislation, weekly update, and leadership publications.
- Advocates for Youth: Advocates for Youth promotes communication between parents and their children to help young people establish individual values and make healthy decisions.
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