Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Parents encouraging teens to drink alcohol: New study reveals shocking results

Broward County Parenting Teens Examiner (Boca Raton, FL) July 13:

"According to a new study commissioned by The Caron Treatment Center, new research shows that parents' behavior may unintentionally contribute to teenage alcohol abuse."

Some of the study highlights are:
  • What parents aren't saying can make an impression.
  • Teens perceive grades as more of a worry to their parents than alcohol.
  • Many teens have their first drink at age fourteen.
  • Drinking fuels drug use and sex.
  • Parents allow drinking under certain circumstances.
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