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Drunk Driving: Explaining the Risks and Repercussions to Your Child

The number of teens who drink and drive have decreased by 50 percent within the past 20 years. However, teenage drinking and driving still remains a very common problem. One of the best things that you can do to stop your child from drinking and driving is to talk to him or her about it. Below are some tips for educating your child about the dangers of drinking and driving:

Drunk Driving Explaining the Risks and Repercussions to Your Child

Be Open And Honest

One of the reasons that teenagers often have trouble making good decisions is because their pre-frontal cortex is not fully developed. The pre-frontal cortex is the portion of the brain that controls reasoning and judgment. That is why it is important for you to be open and honest with your teen. Inform them about all of the dangers that come along with drinking and driving, such as getting arrested and seriously injuring or killing themselves and others. Many parents have the conversation about drinking and driving before they enroll their teen in a driving school such as Valley Driving School.

Use Real Life Situations

If you know someone who has had their life changed for the worse forever as the result of drinking and driving, then you should tell your teen about that. Teens have to understand the consequences of drinking and driving because they will most likely think twice before engaging in such a risky activity. Using real life situations makes it easier for you to illustrate the dangers of drinking and driving.

Set Firm Rules

You should let your children know that drinking and driving will not be tolerated. You will also need to let them know that if you catch them drinking and driving, then you will take away their driving privileges. There was a study done that showed teens are four times less likely to drink and drive if they have involved parents who set clear rules and boundaries.

Have Conversations Frequently

Drinking and driving is not a topic that should only be discussed one time. This is a conversation that you will need to have with your teen frequently. Many teens are influenced by peer pressure, and they have a tendency to do things that they really do not want to do just so that they can fit in with their peers. That is why you will need to have conversations about drinking and driving frequently.

Good communication between parents and teens is one of the keys to deterring drinking and driving. You should be open and honest and inform your teen that drinking and driving will not be tolerated. You may also want to use real-life situations. Furthermore, you should frequently talk to your teen about drinking and driving.

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Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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