The best way to prevent underage drinking is to start talking with your child about it, early and often. Know When. Know How.

Conversation Starters & Tips

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  • See if alcohol is on your child’s radar. Ask if any classmates at school are talking about it.
  • Tie your conversation in with a topic of interest to your child such as science, sports or music.
  • Listen to the questions your child may have. If you don’t know the answer, look it up together.

About the Campaign

The Know When. Know How. campaign is a statewide, research-based education and prevention effort targeted to Pennsylvania parents of children ages 8 through 12. The objective of the campaign is to prevent underage drinking by providing information and tools for parents so they can engage their children in discussion before trial or use of alcohol even begins.

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