Know! To Examine Your Parenting Style

Did you know your parenting style can affect your child’s choices surrounding alcohol? A recent study reveals the relationship between four basic parenting styles and how each style impacts a child’s drinking behaviors. First of all, consider what type of parenting you practice:

(Support refers to your availability and the warmth you display toward your child.)

(Control refers to discipline, accountability and how closely you monitor your child.)

Authoritative: High Support/High Control    

Authoritarian: Low Support/High Control

Indulgent: High Support/Low Control           

Neglectful: Low Support/Low Control

If you fall under the description of indulgent, you may want to reconsider your parenting style.

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