by Savitha C Muppala on  December 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM Lifestyle News
 Mothers Who Drink Heavily are Poor Role Models for Their Children
Probably it is time to change strategy and parenting techniques to bring about some control to binge drinking among teens.

Recent research has said that the risk of heavy drinking among teenagers is almost double in families where the mother was into alcohol heavily.

Though adults may feel that drinking alcohol might not harm their families much, research found that it actually had quite an impact on the children. The examples that families set for their children is more important than alcohol pricing, experts said.

The study found that children whose mothers drank are 1.7 times more likely to drink in their teenage years and carry on into adulthood as well.

'Many parents think their drinking has little or no impact on their families, convincing themselves that if they feed and clean their children and make sure they attend school, they have fulfilled their most important duties. Yet, as our research suggests, alcohol misuse is potentially hampering their ability to be the most effective type of parent.'



Source: Medindia

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