Importance of Good Parent/Student Relationships

Watch these videos to get suggestions from some students about how parents should talk to their students about alcohol.


Can you make a difference?

As parents, you can make a difference. You can prevent your sons and daughters from becoming yet another tragic statistic. Too many parents feel that they cannot influence young adults. Time and time again, parents say:

"What can I say now? They’re grown adults." or "There’s just no use. They’ll do what they want anyway and don’t care what we say."

Such statements grossly underestimate the influence that parents can have in providing information that can shape their sons and daughters’ behaviors.

However, parents will be much more effective and influential if they remember that talking to their sons and daughters about alcohol is a process, not an event. In other words, discussing alcohol is not a onetime conversation — it’s a series of conversations that occur over a period of time.

As a result, it’s not expected that you’ll browse this website once and have a masterful idea of all the information you’ll need to have a convincing talk with your college students. The rest of this website is filled with ways for you to talk to your sons and daughters about the dangers of alcohol throughout the entire process.

As you continually talk to them about alcohol, feel free to visit this site as often as you need to learn helpful strategies and strong communication skills, and to gain additional helpful information.

Power of Parenting at Metropolitan Community College was developed with support from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol & Drug Abuse and in part by Grant #93.243 under the Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.


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