Alcohol and Family Values; Kieren Perkins for DrinkWise Australia
Description: Kieren Perkins, DrinkWise Australia Ambassador, former Olympian and representative of The Sports Australia Hall of Fame talks about his experience and values as a parent. Kieren first became aware of the need to monitor his young daughters friends and environments when at age eight she was exposed to age inappropriate M15+ movies on a sleep over at a friends house. This made Kieren realise that different parents have different values. As with his movie example, it is the same for alcohol, where some parents believe it is ok to supply their teenage children with alcohol. Research shows that alcohol can damage the developing teenage brain and that delaying the introduction of alcohol is the best choice for your kids. Ensuring they have a healthy attitude to alcohol means considering your own drinking behaviour and yourself as a role model to your kids.