Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Low Turnout at Teen Drinking Talk Raises Red Flag

The Daily Stamford (Stamford, CT) March 2, 2011

"The low turnout for a Stamford community forum Tuesday night on teen alcohol use raised concerns that parents really don’t know what their kids are doing. The meeting at Stamford High School came on the heels of recent drinking incidents in Stamford and Greenwich that sent teens to the hospital.
'We need to reach out to the parents who are not here,' said panel member Matthew Maddox. The Stamford and New Canaan attorney added that one unfortunate tendency among parents is to overestimate their kids’ abilities.
Edward Moran, a social worker at Family Centers, said, 'What parents need to keep in mind is that [teenagers] are struggling to get through the day, fit in and be socially successful.'"Read More

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