Research from Liverpool John Moores University questioned nearly 10,000 teens in the North-West of England, and found they got into more trouble, and became more violent, when they bought their own alcohol compared to getting it from their parents.
They concluded that parents who allowed their children (aged 15-16) to drink in moderation limited harm as the children were encouraged to drink smaller amounts.
The study then went on to suggest that carefully introducing alcohol to children in their teen years may help them “prepare themselves for life in an adult environment.”
In similar studies back in 2006 and 2007, research showed teenagers who drank alcohol with their parents in moderation were less likely to binge drink while out with their friends.
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