“Believe it or not, teens still listen to their parents. In fact, kids usually listen to their parents more than anybody else, including their friends. In a recent survey on underage drinking, teens reported that parental disapproval is the number one reason they choose not to drink.
Around puberty, most children naturally begin to push away from their parents. It is a normal part of development. However, as a result, many parents feel they’ve suddenly lost the ability to influence their teenagers. Well, great news: That is not true. While parents may feel their teens are tuning them out and are no longer listening to their advice, their teenage children are reporting just the opposite. So, as a parent, keep talking; keep trying. You do make a difference!”
Find more from Parents Empowered (USA, December 2020)
2 thoughts on “Parents! The #1 Reason Kids Don´t Drink”
Hello! Thanks for why you do. I was wondering if you ever send out posters? The parents are the #1 reason kids don’t drink ones!
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Dear Cara! Thank you for your interest! I suggest you contact Parents Empowered directly. You can find their contacts from the link that is included in this post. Good luck