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Need to Know Tips


MASK quick tips to help your family.

Tech: Study for the SATs on the go! Download the Official SAT Question of the Day app for iPhone or iPad for your busy teen. Developed by The College Board, the app reviews daily questions commonly found on the SATs. The best part is the app is free and easy to use.

Safety: Talk to your teens about the dangers of leaving behind someone that is drunk or passed out. Doing so can be seriously dangerous. Remind them that they can always call you in these types of situations, without fear of punishment. Also remind them to never leave their drink unattended at a party.

Bully: Role play. Kids should be able to recognize when someone is trying to bully them into drinking. Tell them that you can always be their excuse to say no.

Drug: According to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, kids who regularly eat dinner with their families are three and a half times less likely to try drugs and one and a half times less likely to try alcohol. Set a goal to have at least two family dinners a week and build from there. Eating out at arestaurant counts, too!


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