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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