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Underage Drinking

What the F Is Wrong With Parents Who Buy Booze for Their Kids?

Allison Hudson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Parents need to provide teens with guidance and the proper tools to make good decisions, not a six-pack.

One Mom's Public Letter To Her Son About Drugs And Alcohol

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Parenting is a tough job, with few absolutes or clear solutions. When it comes to right and wrong, as a parent, you are entitled to state your case and reinforce the fact that when your adolescent child is away from your view, the decisions he makes are ultimately his responsibility.

A Conversation With My Tween About Drinking

Galit Breen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

I was torn between wanting to parent her like I'd always be there to help her maneuver, and not tell her anything at all about drinking and alcohol and choices, and wanting to open her mind and pour my thoughts right into it. We didn't end up doing either one of these things.

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"

It's Just A Sip

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Allowing your underage child a sip of your wine or that last drop of your beer sends a small, but potent, message. It says a little taste of alcohol is OK. It is approval.

10 Times and Ways Parents Should Tattle

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We have all learned something about one of our kid's friends or one of our friend's kids that we are not sure what to do with.

Nothing Good Happens in the Woods

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Here, "The Woods" is code for a teen hangout not far from the elementary school my girls attended. The spot has been around so long that many parents raised here reminisce about it, often over drinks.

Holiday Parties and the Hypocrisy Dilemma

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

The holidays can be a festive and celebratory time of year, but be mindful that alcohol consumption can send mixed messages or create confusion about drinking. So be prepared to set a positive example.

The Clever New Way TV Advertises Alcohol to Kids

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Rebecca Jackson

We know that children and teenagers are particularly susceptible to advertising. We are aware that they are easily influenced by peer pressure. We see that they have a self-image that is fragile and is still being molded. Parents, educators and advertising executives are all aware of these simple truths.

Teens, Parents and Alcohol: Tough Questions You Need to Answer

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Rolled eyes, sullen silence or even outright denial; these are often the reactions parents encounter when they try to talk with their adolescent children about alcohol.

Preparing Your Teen for College: Talking About Alcohol

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

The college years can be one of the most memorable periods in your teen's life, a time when your child will discover his/her own identity and forge lifelong friendships. It can be fun, yet there will be challenges; preparing him/her ahead of time can help ease this critical transition.

Why I Teach My Kids About Wine

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Sharon Sevrens

How do you talk to your kids about drinking when they regularly see you enjoying a glass of wine with dinner?

This 'Party' Anthem Has A Message No One's Hearing

Jessica Chassin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen
Jessica Chassin

He relates to teenagers, expressing that he's been there and gave into peer pressure. He also uses his own life experience to explain not only that excessive drinking isn't cool, but also that it can lead you to a perilous and poisoning path. So why don't young people respect that?

'The Drunk Song' Understands Your Drinking Habits Too Well

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

If you've ever been drunk, or know someone who has, you'll be able to relate to Zoe Anne's hilariously accurate "The Drunk Song." Her upbeat melody, a...

Do Illegal Fraternities Have More Power Than Colleges?

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

A fraternity at the University at Buffalo dumped a pledge at the door of a medical center after he started to convulse during a hazing incident, and t...

5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Talking about alcohol with your children is never easy, but educating teens and then trusting them to make informed decisions is critical.

Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting an 18-year-old who is about to gain tremendous freedom and responsibility, but who is still living under your roof, can be understandably tumultuous.

California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

When No Means No, But Universities Don't Listen

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

I said the words. I may have not said the words when he started kissing me, but I definitely said them when he pulled down my pants, when his arms twisted through mine and his feet spread my legs open, when I tried to push him off of me, when he ripped down my underwear.

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Justin Bieber's Arrest

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

lcohol-related injuries kill over 5,000 teens every year. Bieber's decision-making presents a huge opportunity to protect our own children.

5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

GalTime | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
GalTime

The holidays may be a time for you and your kids to celebrate and be merry, but it is certainly not a time to lower your guard and let the alcohol flow.

College Friends Home On Break? Drink This In

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

In 30 years as a college counselor, I've never talked with a student or former student about this issue. I guess that's why I wanted to write this column.

Fake ID Use Could Cause Bigger Drinking Problems: Study

Posted 10.22.2013 | College

Young adults in college using fake IDs to buy alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk drinking and are at a greater risk for developing drinkin...

What Every Parent Should Know Before Talking To Their Child About Alcohol

Charlotte Latvala | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Latvala

It can be difficult for parents to be sure of how to approach the subject of alcohol with their kids, especially if the topic was taboo in their own households growing up. For a healthy and realistic approach, read on for some practical parenting tips on broaching the subject of alcohol with kids.