Going to school during a global pandemic is no easy task. But our youth have risen to the challenge, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Remember, High School graduation is a rite of passage, but underage alcohol use isn’t. (And providing youth with alcohol at a party can have legal implications for you, too.)
The risks of alcohol use are particularly high for youth. Especially during the 16-20 age range, teenagers’ brains undergo significant developments.
Youth also go through drastic transitions as they mature into adulthood, and these experiences can leave them feeling emotionally vulnerable. We must encourage them to develop healthy relationships and habits to help them through these challenges.
Drinking is a greater risk for your teen than it is for you, and there are creative ways to celebrate graduation that do not involve alcohol.