Important Facts About Alcohol And Teenagers Aged 15 to 17 Years
How can parents manage the issue of teenage drinking?
For many parents the teenage years can be a challenging and difficult time. A number of issues play a key role in influencing the attitudes and behaviours of teens, including peers, hormones, social pressures, physiological changes and development, as well as the desire to test boundaries as teens move into adulthood.
Alcohol begins to play a more significant role in the lives of many teenagers, as they start to experiment with teenage drinking. Though it is a misconception that all teenagers drink alcohol, many still become curious or even choose to particpipate in teenage drinking. Many parents will be faced with the dilemma of whether to allow their teenagers to drink alcohol before the legal age of 18, as well as what rules and boundaries to set for their teenager.
In this section, parents will find information about the risks associated with alcohol and teenagers, including the impact of underage drinking on the developing teenage brain. Parents will also discover strategies for dealing with issues relating to teenage attitudes to alcohol.
Click on the following links to learn the facts about alcohol and teenagers 15 to 17 years.
- Kids and Alcohol don’t mix
- What to do if your teenager has been drinking
- When other parents think differently about alcohol
- Establishing Rules for Teenage Drinking
- Your partner thinks it’s ok to give your teen alcohol to drink
- Letting your kids drink at home?
- How to discuss alcohol with your kids
- How your drinking affects your teenager
- How to encourage family and friends
- Signs of Teen Drinking
- Supporting non-drinkers
- Teen Parties and Alcohol
- Teenage Binge Drinking
- Teenage peer pressure