As a father, one of the most important things to teach your kids is how to make smart decisions. As much as you want to decide where they go, who they hang out with, and what they do, as kids grow up they want to make these decisions on their own. This year, on Father’s Day, make an effort to be a hero and a role model for your kids. Be the dad that can talk to their kids about the tough issues such as underage drinking. Your kids are listening!  In a recent survey, 83% of kids ages 10-18, cite their parents as the leading influence in their decision to not drink at all, or not to drink on occasion.

Having strong and independent kids is one of the greatest rewards as a father. The Ask, Listen, Learn program equips parents with the tools we need to teach kids how to be successful when faced with tough decisions. Ask, Listen, Learn provides tools to parents to help start the sometimes awkward conversation about underage drinking.  Visit asklistenlearn.com to learn tips on how to start the conversation with your kids, download helpful resources and read statistics that support the need to talk with your kids early and often about the risks and consequences of underage drinking and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. 

Your opinions and advice as a father mean a great deal to your children even if it doesn’t always seem that way. This Father’s Day, logon to asklistenlearn.com with your kids and take the pledge to say “yes” to a healthy lifestyle and “no” to underage drinking together in fun and interactive ways.