M J Corcoran: May 3, 2016

How to Talk to Your Teen about Drinking

Anheuser-Busch Teams-Up with The Second City to Provide a New Approach to Initiate Underage Drinking Prevention Dialogue with Parents and Teens



MJ Corcoran

Spokesperson for the Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Program

With the arrival of spring, we’ve officially entered the start of prom and graduation season. This is an exciting and monumental time in a teenager’s life. It’s also a time when they may be faced with increased peer pressure to engage in underage drinking.

For parents who have questions on how to approach their teens or don’t know where to start can visit FamilyTalkAboutDrinking.com. Family Talk About Drinking is a free online resource that gives parents the knowledge, confidence and tools to help prevent underage drinking created by certified parent coach, MJ Corcoran and Anheuser-Busch.

This year, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with world renowned improvisational comedy enterprise, The Second City to create a series of six short and relatable videos to help raise awareness about why parents should talk with their teenagers about drinking and making responsible choices, specifically around prom and graduation season. According to the GfK Roper Youth Report, parents are the number one influence for 25 years when it comes to their children’s decisions on whether or not to drink alcohol underage. Parents should be aware of and take confidence in their influence and use it to talk with their teens on this important topic.

On Tuesday, May 3rd, certified parent coach, MJ Corcoran is available for LIVE interviews to inspire parents to shake things up when it comes to discussing this important matter with their teenagers. She will give tips to help parents better connect with their children and make a difference in their lives as well as providing ways to help ensure teens are safe throughout prom and graduation season.

More About MJ Corcoran:

MJ Corcoran earned her Master’s in Early Childhood and Special Education with an emphasis on Parenting. For more than 20 years she has worked with families in the public school system as a classroom teacher, parent educator and school administrator. She became a certified parent coach through the International Network for Children and Family, The Adler School for Professional Coaching and The Academy for Family Coach Training. Currently, she is the Director of Parent Education for the Ladue School District.

Starting in 2010, this mother of two became an official spokesperson for the Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking program. An engaging and highly sought-after speaker, Corcoran offers stunning insights into the mind­­s of children and teens, and shows how the simple act of better communication can prepare kids to make smart decisions about underage drinking.

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