Promoting Responsible Decision-Making During Alcohol Responsibility Month

April is Alcohol Responsibility Month, and it is the perfect time to emphasize good decision-making skills with your kids. Responsibility starts with helping them make good choices, and developing these skills can empower kids to make responsible decisions when they are faced with harmful choices, like engaging in underage drinking. While not every choice kids face involves alcohol, learning and practicing good decision-making when they are younger will empower them to say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking later. 

To help you develop your kids’ abilities to make responsible choices, we collected ideas from health and physical education teachers who attended the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) Convention and Expo in March. We asked them: “What strategies do you use to promote responsible decision-making in your classroom?” 

Below are some of the inspiring strategies they shared with us. 

If you are looking for additional ways to encourage kids to make good decisions, here are some helpful resources: 

Thank you for observing Alcohol Responsibility Month with us by modeling responsible choices, continuing conversations, and keeping kids substance-free!