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Talking With Your Teen About Festival Safety

GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance and other festivals in the area are often regarded as one of the highlights of summer as many of us gather together to share in  music, dance, art, and community. GrassRoots is also regarded as a rite of passage for some teens as they attend the festival with friends and peers unsupervised by the adults in their lives.

Although the GrassRoots and other festivals are enjoyable and worthwhile events, they can pose risks for teens who are curious and eager for new experiences. As parents, it is important to engage your teen in conversation around how they will make safe and healthy choices while at the festivals. Communicating with your teen about alcohol and drug use is especially important.

Things to consider:

Help to make GrassRoots and other area festivals a safe and fun experience for your teens. Keep the communication lines open!


For more information regarding safety, rules around alcohol and underage drinking and other parent tips visit Community Coalition for Healthy Youth on the web at: http://www.healthyyouth.org/practical_tips.php#events


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