GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance is often regarded as one of the highlights of summer in our area as many of us gather together to share in the music, dance, art, and community. And for some, GrassRoots is also regarded as a rite of passage experience for teens as they attend the festival with friends and peers unsupervised by the adults in their lives.
Although Grassroots is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, it 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 festival. Communicating with your teen about alcohol and drug use is especially important.
Things to consider:
Help to make GrassRoots and other summer events safe and fun experiences 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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