Campaign urges parent action to prevent underage drinking
The first annual Powertalk 21 Project kicked off today. The campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving hopes to encourage parents to talk to their children about underage drinking and driving under the influence. MADD Northwest Florida Project Specialist Marilyn Dorsey says parents have a large influence over their children in this decision.
“The most important thing a parent can do is actually talk to their kids. Sit down in a quiet time and just be honest with them and let them know that they [the parents] love them and are concerned about them, encourage them to make wise choices. But the important thing is to start that conversation today and keep it on an ongoing basis,” she says.
The Powertalk 21 campaign includes a series of walks, workshops and presentations around the state and the nation. Parents who are interested can find more information on MADD.org.
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