Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the Internet and celebrities! Hard to believe, right? But it’s true. That is why it is critical to start talking with your children about the dangers of drugs, before they start experimenting – and keep talking. Grand Futures has created 4 ways to help keep kids drug-free, all bundled into an easy to remember acronym - MALT . MALT stands for Model Good Behavior, Offer Alternatives, Lock Up Alcohol and Drugs, and Talk to your Kids Often.