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  1. Commitment to Education
  2. Communication
  3. Rule Setting and Consequences- convey expectations clearly, set reasonable limits
  4. Be Involved
  5. Be accessible to you child after school
  6. Nurture your relationship with your child
  7. Accentuate the positive
  8. Provide structure
  9. Have dinner together
  10. Implement family rituals and routines
  11. Encourage involvement in organized activities
  12. Monitor internet usage
  13. Take advantage of teachable moments
  14. Encourage your child to be open with you
  15. Be a good role model- Child do what you do, not what you say
  16. Discourage your child’s involvement with alcohol in your home
  17. Help your child learn to deal with peer pressure – role play refusal skills
  18. Help your child cope with stress – build resiliency
  19. Teach your child effective decision making skills – Stop, think, go
  20. Express confidence in your child’s ability to be responsible
  21. Monitor your child’s friends and activities
  22. Encourage your child to avoid parties with drugs or alcohol – give them a code to call you
  23. Make sure your child’s parties are drug and alcohol free