Right now, I can’t really picture either of my children as teenagers. I can’t picture them driving (they don’t even ride two-whelers yet), or going out to the mall with friends, or being pressured to use drugs or alcohol. Their day will come.
MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving) has launched a new website for families with children of all ages (elementary school-college) called The Power of Parents . This comprehensive website empowers parents to talk to their children about the dangers of alcohol use, and the deadliness of drinking and driving.
The Power of Parents is a great hub of information–there are statistics, resources, and links to materials that can help you figure out how to approach your child about this important topic.
In 2008 alone, 11,773 people died due to drunk driving. This must end. MADD is arming parents with information so that this number only decreases over time, not increases. Children must be taught how deadly it can be to drink and drive, and MADD is ready to help you convey this very important message.
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