Research published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry shows there are six things that parents can do to reduce the risk of alcohol related harm in their children. These include not getting
intoxicated in front of them; not supplying them with alcohol; and four further general parenting strategies
directed at their children- expressing warmth and affection, maintaining positive communication,
monitoring their activities and who their friends
are and instituting consequences for wayward behaviour.
Source: Parenting factors associated with reduced adolescent alcohol use: a systematic review of
longitudinal studies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. September 2010, Vol. 44, No. 9,