Outdoor Family Activity


Talking to your teen about underage drinking and substance abuse may be awkward, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Outdoor family activities offer the perfect opportunity to start a conversation with your teen by asking open-ended questions, sharing stories, and encouraging honesty.

4 Steps to Outdoor Family Activities

Pick a Date

Spending unstructured time with your teens gives you the chance to talk with them and show you can have fun without alcohol. Adolescents do listen to their parents when it comes to issues such as drinking if the messages are conveyed consistently and with authority. Planning regular, outdoor activities exposes your teens to the natural and real world while creating the opportunity to continue ongoing conversations about substance abuse.

Outdoor Activity Ideas

All members of the family should be involved in planning the outdoor activity. If your family doesn’t spend a lot of time outdoors, our Outdoor Family Activity Resources can help you get started with lots of printable and electronic resources for outdoor activities in Everett and throughout Greater Boston.

8 Ways to Connect & Other Resources

One of the most important parts of the family dinner is creating conversations. These discussions can make a real impact on a teen’s decision-making in the future. If you’re not sure how to start, our Creating Conversations Resources provide the necessary tools.

Experts Say

You have more influence on your child's values and decisions about drinking before he or she begins to use alcohol. (niaa.nih.gov)

Connect

Be the adult your teen can talk to about issues around substance abuse.

Start a Conversation!
Share Your Experience

We want you to share your family’s experiences with us and the community. Post a picture, provide commentary, or share a resource with us via social media or by e-mailing The Power of 6 Campaign & the Parents Action Committee of Everett.