Friday, October 12, 2012

Teens influenced not only by friends, but by their friends' parents

Daily News, October 10, 2012

"A new study finds that when it comes to drinking and smoking, teens are influenced not only by their parents and friends, but by their friends' parents as well.
In a new study published October 8, teens who had friends whose mothers were authoritative -- strict but still warm -- were much less likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or use marijuana than those teens whose friends' parents were lacking in warmth and control. In numbers, the teens were 40 percent less likely to drink, 38 percent less likely to binge drink, 39 percent less likely to smoke cigarettes, and 43 percent less likely to use pot." Read More

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