Christmas break can be a kid's dream freedom and fun with a break from the pressures of school. But an increase in unsupervised time isn't always positive.
"The holiday season is a season of joy and celebration and parents are enticed to let their guard down in parenting their teenagers," Police Chief Kevin Cashen said. "I encourage all parents to know where your teenagers are, who they are with, have a curfew, wait up for them to return and inquire how their evening went."
The Community Prevention Partners reminds parents that more freedom can increase a child's vulnerability to the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
For information and tips on keeping kids drug and alcohol free, contact Jean King, executive director of the ADAMhs Board, at (419) 668-8649 or Angie Smith, director of health education at the Huron County Health Department, at (419) 668-1652.