Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's Alcohol Awareness Month: Don't Be Those Parents

The Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2015

"Experts are using Alcohol Awareness Month (April) to spread a simple, direct message: Don't be those parents.

Those parents host drinking teenagers at their homes, reasoning that it's a safer alternative to letting teens roam free on the weekends. (We can monitor their intake and activities. They won't be drinking and driving. We seem like open, approachable parents.)

'Bad idea,' Barbara Greenberg, clinical psychologist and co-author of 'Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent's Guide to Becoming Bilingual' (Adams Media), told me.

Alcohol Awareness Month is devoted this year to highlighting the consequences of underage drinking, prompting Greenberg to pen an open letter to parents for Psychology Today this week." Read More.

Visit our Resource Center here for information on how to prevent your child from underage drinking.

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