By Raising Children Network
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Tom is 16 and has been brought home drunk by the police. His parents are glad he’s home safely, but they want to talk to him about his behaviour and include him in deciding the consequences. This video demonstration with actors shows parents working together to address their son’s teenage drinking and alcohol use. An adolescent physician talks about the positive strategies used by the parents.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 10-07-2017
  • Acknowledgements

    This video was developed in collaboration with the Youth Health and Wellbeing Team, NSW Kids and Families (formerly Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health).

    The Raising Children Network invites organisations and individuals to download and add this parenting video to their websites free of charge. The video must not be edited and must appear with the following statement:
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