Given our earlier story of how English parents are no longer allowed to buy alcohol with their teenagers present at the store, this may be a bit of a mixed message. A study has concluded that parents should supply alcohol to their teenagers at home rather than have them venture out for more dangerous liaisons. The researchers propose a weekly alcohol allowance for teens.
Study leader Professor Mark Bellis of Liverpool John Moores University found that teens often combine alcohol abuse with sexual encounters that they later regret. The best way to keep the children from such encounters and later problems is to give them a weekly alcohol allowance.
Such a program of introducing alcohol at a younger age will allow teens to “prepare themselves for life in an adult environment dominated by this drug.”
However, you need to leave them at home when you run to the store.
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