Parenting and Booze

Do they mix? The debate of whether or not to supply your teenager with alcohol and allow them to drink under-age at home has been raging for a long time. There are always different sides but do they mix?

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Yes, but maybe not exactly how you think. According to this Concordia University study, regular teen-aged consumers are more likely to binge drink later on. So knowing that, is it a good idea to supply your teenager with booze?

Do they mix? Yes, parenting and booze definitely mix-parents are their teen’s best role models and best influencers. But supplying your teen with booze, probably not.

“But just as a parent would never give their child a cigarette to try, the same view should perhaps apply to alcohol. Delaying that first taste of alcohol might be the best thing you can do — even if it’s New Year’s Eve.”

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Author: Diane RN

I'm a Registered Nurse working as a Public Health Nurse with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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