Plan in advance.
Set a time limit. Set a definite start and end, not too long. Check local curfew laws and driver’s license restrictions in setting an appropriate ending time.
Know your responsibilities. Explain to your teen that you are legally responsible for anything that happens to a minor who has been served drugs or alcohol in your home. Include your teen in this feeling of responsibility. Guests who bring alcohol should be asked to leave. Be ready to notify the parents of any teens arriving intoxicated to ensure their safe transportation home.
Be visible and available.
Be up to greet your teenager when he or she comes home.
Sponsored by the Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking