Teens most always talk a good game, and they are masters at layering on the guilt. ďBut everyone elseís parents let them do it!Ē is a common phrase heard by most every parent. Keep the faith! Donít give in, donít negotiate, donít yell, and donít give up! Hold the line with your family values and make it your mission to keep your teen safe. There are many ways to connect and communicate your family values as well as the consequences for unmet expectations. Make a date with your teen, sending a message of importance, while reviewing House Rules and family values. Read the full article, “Investing in teen safety”, which offers several ways to connect with and protect your teen at parties, on the road and at home. Enjoy a safe and healthy new year!