Habit of Drinking Among Kids Influenced by Parents: Survey
A recent survey carried out in the UK by the charity, Drinkaware has found that most of the kids who drink alcohol are influenced by their parents. The survey has also found that kids who regularly see their parents drinking are twice as likely to drink alcohol as compared to kids, whose parents do not drink.
The Chief Executive of Drinkaware, Fionnuala Sheehan said that the research was funded by their organization in Ireland called Joseph Rowntree Foundation. She added that the research has shown that parents influence the behavior of the underage drinker so first of all it’s important to address the issue of parents.
During the survey, the charity questioned 5,700 teenagers in England and found that one in four kids between the age of 13 and 14-years have drunk alcohol more than once as compared to just 52% of the kids between the age of
15 and 16. The survey has also found that the influence of friends was another important factor leading to drinking alcohol.
Claire Turner from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said, “This research shows that parents can have more influence on their teenagers’ behavior than perhaps many assumed”.
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