10-24-2022 12:29 PM
10-25-2022 01:52 PM
Thanks for reaching out for support on this, I'm sure lots of parents in the community will relate to this situation. It's a tough one for any parent to handle! I think it's really positive that your daughter did eventually come to you and that you're really keen to open up that conversation with her.
I can definitely understand your concern about her being so young when drinking alcohol, as parents we want to make sure our teens are making safe decisions. We have this article that shares more information on the effects of alcohol that might be helpful to read through. We also have this one, that has lots of advice on how to set expectations and communicate with your teen around the topic of alcohol that will hopefully give you some tips on how to start that conversation.
We also have this video where parents share their thoughts on drugs and alcohol that you might find helpful to watch too. It sounds like you are a very caring parent who wants to make sure there is continued trust between you and your daughter, and I imagine your daughter really appreciates being able to talk to you about the issues many teens face as they figure out their right from wrong. You're doing great!
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