Children whose parents give them sips of alcohol more likely to drink as teens

Children whose parents give them sips of alcohol more likely to drink as teens

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A study published in the journal Psychological Medicine found that children who are given alcohol by their parents are more likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol by the time they are 15 or 16.

Parents are advised to desist from giving their kids alcohol, no matter how small as any level of alcohol is harmful to children because their brains are still developing. For children and young people under 18, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.

The study shows that giving children alcohol increases their risk of drinking later in life.

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