Monday, June 28, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Being a Strict Parent Doesn't Protect Against Youth Drinking, Study Says

Parents who insist on accountability from their kids but lack warmth in their relationships may be setting themselves up for alcohol-related heartache as they raise their children, the Los Angeles Times reported June 24.

Not surprisingly, kids who viewed their parents as indulgent were the most likely to drink heavily, according to researchers at Brigham Young University. However, researchers who compared parenting styles to alcohol consumption among 5,000 adolescents also found that kids whose parents were strict but unsupportive were also big drinkers. Read Full Story...

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