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'Son, Let's Talk About Drinking'

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'Son, Let's Talk About Drinking'

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'Son, Let's Talk About Drinking'

'Son, Let's Talk About Drinking'

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New Year's Eve is just around the corner with extravagant celebrations being planned on many levels. But the decision to consume alcoholic beverages can have serious consequences for many youngsters who are eager to raise a glass or a bottle.

In this week's parenting segment, regular contributors Jolene Ivey and Dannette Tucker, along with guest Mom Aracely PanameƱo, discuss teaching kids how to drink responsibly, whether to drink at all and reaction to when youngsters choose not to take their parents' advice.