ERIC Number: ED293027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Say No to Alcohol.
Rosenbloom, Jonathan, Ed.
This guide was written for parents of preadolescents and young adolescents to help them teach their children to say "No" to alcohol. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs and other graphics, the guide presents information about drinking among preadolescents and discusses how parents can drink themselves and, at the same time, teach their children not to drink. Ten steps are listed that parents can use to help their preadolescent avoid alcohol use. Seven reasons children give for why they drink are presented and discussed. Ways that alcohol can affect the brain and body are presented. Techniques are given to help parents keep communication lines open between them and their children. A list of parental pitfalls is included. Suggestions are given for helping children build self-confidence and deal with peer pressure. Symptoms of drinking are listed and steps parents can take if they suspect their child is drinking are discussed. The importance of family ties and of spending time together as a family is emphasized. The use of advertising in promoting alcohol use is considered. The document concludes with a list of resource groups for parents. (NB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Helping Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Peer Influence, Preadolescents, Prevention
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 23451, Rockville, MD 20852.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.
Note: Some illustrations may not reproduce clearly. For a related guide for young people, see CG 020 675.