Parents Are Able To Stop Drinking Teenagers – Part 1 of 2
Parents Are Able To Stop Drinking Teenagers. Although parents may not be able to hinder their teen from experimenting with alcohol, a new study suggests that they do have a lot of influence when it comes to preventing their lass from developing a heavy drinking habit. Based on a survey of almost 5000 participants aged 12 to 19 years, the finding is reported in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs by researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.
After analyzing their sample results, Stephen Bahr, a professor in BYU’s College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, and associate John Hoffmann, found that parents who are both warm with their children and rigorous about wanting to know where their teen is spending time and with whom are less likely to have teens that engage in heavy drinking (defined as more than five drinks in a row). Such parents are also more acceptable to have children that had non-drinking friends.