Your child can learn to resist alcohol or anything else he or she may feel pressured into. Let him or her know that the best way to say “no” is to be assertive—that is, say no and mean it.
Resist The Pressure To Drink. Teach them to say no and let others know they mean it.
- Stand up straight.
- Make eye contact.
- Say how you feel.
- Don’t make excuses.
- Stand up for yourself.
Source: Make A Difference: Talking To Your Child About Alcohol https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/make-a-difference-child-alcohol#TakingAction