It’s important to talk to your student about celebrating their 21st birthday safely. Because the 21st birthday marks a change in legal status, many college students report drinking while celebrating. Engaging in high-risk drinking is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious health consequences. CollegeParentsMatter.org, a website created by The Maryland Collaborative, provides tools and scripts to improve communication with your college student about high-risk situations. Click the button below to view the College Parents Matter resource on talking to your college student about their 21st birthday.