Saturday, February 16, 2013

Being a parental Example is important

" 2012, the GfK Roper Youth Report says 73% of youth report their parents are their leading influence on whether they drink alcohol or not while less than 2% say it's the ads they see or the media they watch."

“Children who watch parents drink 'are twice as likely to binge on alcohol'

Joanna Moorhead, offered these insights in her column in the online publication, The Guardian, “It's so much easier for us to blame the media, friends and the Internet for all the bad stuff our children get up to.  And maybe this means that, instead of berating my 17-year-old daughter for sometimes, over-indulging in alcohol, I should be turning the spotlight on - gulp! myself.”