WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — With school starting soon, families are taking that next step to start a brand new year. And with that might be some uncomfortable, but essential conversations to have with your kids on alcohol, drugs and peer pressure.

DC News Now Tasmin Mahfuz speaks with Educational Advisory Board Member of Responsbility.org Leticia Barr. She’s also the award-winning blogger for Tech Savvy Mama.

Watch the conversation in the player above.