Parental Supply of Alcohol May Have Unintended Negative Consequences
New research suggests that parents offering even limited amounts of alcohol may increase the likelihood of binge drinking and other alcohol-related issues. The Guardian writes:
"The study found that compared with secondary-school aged children who had no access to alcohol, those who were given some by their parents more often admitted to later binge drinking, had symptoms of alcohol-use disorder and experienced alcohol-related harms – such as difficulty recalling events or getting into trouble.
The authors conclude there is no evidence that parental supply of alcohol protects children from such experiences."