WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Prom and Graduation season is around the corner, and with that comes huge concerns about teens drinking and driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has a program coming up to empower parents with conversational tools to make good choices.
The message is that your teens are listening, but what are you saying? Kids who are told by their parents that underage drinking is completely unacceptable are more than 80 percent less likely to drink than teens who receive other messages.
MADD is holding its annual PowerTalk 21 day this Monday, April 21st. It's a national day for parents to talk with their teens about not drinking until age 21.
All day on Monday MADD will offer free 30-minute online parent workshops on the best ways to talk with teens so that they really listen. The sessions are offered in English and Spanish. Registration is now open. You can register here: http://www.madd.org/underage-drinking/powertalk-21/powertalk-21-webinar.html#sthash.RVVweYyF.dpuf
It's all part of MADD's Power of Parents program, and along with the webinar, MADD has free handbooks that help you communicate before a problem even starts.