Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use

A father and son having a conversation while washing a car
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
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Drinking alcohol undoubtedly is a part of American culture, as are conversations between parents and children about its risks. Alcohol affects people differently at various stages of life—for children and adolescents, alcohol can interfere with normal brain development. Alcohol’s differing effects and parents’ changing role in their children’s lives as they mature and seek greater independence can make talking about alcohol a challenge. Parents may have trouble setting concrete family policies for alcohol use. And they may find it challenging to communicate with children and adolescents about alcohol-related issues.

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