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Send the No-Drinking Message to Your Teen via Texts

Texting is an increasingly popular way for parents to communicate with their tech-savvy teens. Although texting or reading text messages while operating a motor vehicle is unsafe and has been connected to motor-vehicle injuries, sending texts to your kids in risk-free situations can be effective for reminding them of your no-drinking conversations. In fact, parents should be sure their kids understand of the danger of texting while driving before they get behind the wheel.

Use or adapt any of the following sample text messages to start the alcohol conversation – and keep it going.

Resisting Peer Pressure Is Tough…

“Resisting peer pressure is tough, but you can do whatever you set your mind to.”

Remember, Not Drinking…

“Remember, not drinking will keep you from making decisions you might regret.”

Remember Your Promise To Us…

“Remember your promise to us. Be safe tonight. Love you.”

Remember Our Discussion About Drinking…

“Remember our discussion about drinking. We love you too much to see anything bad happen to you.”

Remember To Always Make Good Decisions…

“Remember to always make good decisions. It only takes 1 bad 1 to ruin all the good 1s.”

Let Me Know Who Is Going To Be At The Party…

“Let me know who is going to be at the party. Are the parents going 2 b home?”

Just Wanted To Say That I Am Thinking About You. Xo

“Just wanted to say that I am thinking about you. xo”

Just Because Ur Friends Drink….

“Just because ur friends drink, doesn’t mean u have to. I’m here if you need me.”

It Took Me 4ever…

“It took me 4ever 2 write this txt, but I wanted to say hi. Love you.”

I’m So Glad Ur My Son/daughter…

“I’m so glad ur my son/daughter. You make me so proud.”

I Want You 2 Have Fun Tonight…

“I want you 2 have fun tonight, but b safe. Love Mom/Dad.”

I Trust You To Make Good Decisions 2nite…

“I trust you to make good decisions 2nite. Let me know if you need anything. We r here for u.”

Hi. Where R U? Let Me Know. Love U…

“Hi. Where r u? Let me know. Love u.”

Hey! Let Me Know What U R Doing Tonight…

“Hey! Let me know what u r doing tonight.”

Hey! Have Fun Tonight…

“Hey! Have fun tonight. Wanted 2 remind u not 2 drink at the party.”

Have Fun With Ur Friends…

“Have fun with ur friends. Remember, we’re always here if u need anything.”

Have Fun Tonight. Remember…

“Have fun tonight. Remember, alcohol can lead u 2 say things and do things u wish u hadn’t.”

Have Fun Tonight…

“Have fun tonight. Keep your curfew in mind. Call me if you need anything.”

Be Careful Tonight…

“Be careful tonight. If your friends offer you a drink just say you promised me no.”