Parents want the best for their children. Good parents would never put their children knowingly into harms way. When it comes to drinking parents generally fall into three categories: drinking alcohol in front of their children as a normal part of life, parents who drink occasionally in front of their children, and parents who abstain alcohol in front of their children or abstain from alcohol altogether.
There is a popular belief which tells parents drinking in moderation in front of their children actually teaches responsible alcohol use. Some parents even allow their children to take small sips of alcohol with them so they can “try it” or even take the mystery of it. However, research is proving it could be more harmful than helpful.
Here is some startling statistics to help educate yourself:
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A Positive Approach to Teen Health (P.A.T.H) is a 501(c)3 organization that reaches seven counties throughout Northwest Indiana. Since 1993, A Positive Approach to Teen Health has been working to empower teens to make healthy choices regarding drugs, sex, alcohol, and violence.