Don’t Be The “Cool Parent” About Alcohol

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By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.

Original Source: psychologytoday.com

Research shows the downsides of early alcohol consumption.

When I was in high school, I never drank alcohol. My parents didn’t drink, and I was taught that alcohol was not only unhealthful but immoral. When I got to college, I made up for lost time, falling into a common pattern of college student alcohol use. I drank heavily Friday and Saturday (and often Thursday) nights, sometimes to the point of blacking out large chunks of the previous evening.

Now that I’m a parent, I think about my young kids’ future relationships with alcohol. The obvious lesson from my own experience seems to be that…click here to continue reading

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