Dr. Anthony Wolf is a member of The Century Council’s Education Advisory Board and has practiced psychology for more than 25 years with children and adolescents in the Massachusetts area. He is a best-selling author of 2 books: Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Guide to the New Teenager and I’d Listen to My Parents if They’d Just Shut Up.
Teens say that parents are the leading influence on their decision to not drink alcohol underage, but sometimes the conversation may be hard to start. Here is Dr. Wolf’s advice on how to #JointheConvo and talk to your teens about underage drinking this month!
The Century Council filmed PSAs with Attorneys General from around the country at the Ritz in DC the other week. In between shots I askedthem how they think parents should talk to their kids about underage drinking and make this video montage for our site. I also made 13 mini videos of each AG’s answer for them to tweet out in April.
Ask, Listen, Learn is proud to partner with organizations that empower girls to be leaders in their communities, whether they’re being a team player with a positive attitude at Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy‘s Camps or starting a Girl Talk chapter at their school to prevent catty drama.
Today we want to give a digital high-five to all the girls and women out there staying in shape and we’d like to bring special recognition to this year’s theme, “Girls in Sports, An Investment in the Future.”
As girls participate in physical education classes at school, team sports and other recreational activities, they’re taking care of their bodies and building relationships for a healthier, happier future. Many friendships in middle and high school start on sports teams. When girls are practicing together every day of the week after school, they form valuable friendships- AND stay out of trouble! Everyone knows that working out keeps your body healthy, but girls in sports are also less likely to drink.
I played field hockey and lacrosse in high school, but kickball’s my team sport now 🙂
To all the girls out there investing in their futures- keep up the good work! Always remember to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.
And don’t forget to vote for your peers in JFSLA’s Choose to Matter Contest to help determine who will join Julie at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World starting this Friday!