Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more