Rich Teens Drink More, While Poor Teens Choose to Smoke, Study Shows

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Teen smoking and drinking is tied to parents' wealth, a new study finds. Credit: Getty Teens just want to have fun and, if you're a rich kid -- think Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" -- when the fo...
Turns out affluence and alcohol consumption go hand-in-hand for the teen set.

Teen Drinking at Home: Helpful or Harmful?

Parents have mixed feelings about serving alcohol to teens at home. Credit: Getty At some point, most parents will confront the issue of underage drinking with their teen -- whether it's in middle school, high school or college -- and ...Many parents do supply their teens with alcohol -- at least some of the time.

Honey, I Served the Kids: Parents Buying Booze for Teens, Study Finds

Go ahead and party, kids! Mom will bring the beer. Credit: Getty
When today's generation of parents of teens was in high school, booze was locked up in a liquor cabinet, kids were told to stay out of it and parents left education abo...
Nearly 30 percent of parents supply their teens with alcohol, a new report shows.

News Flash: Binge Drinking and Pot Screw Up Teens' Minds

Binge drinking is bad for your brain. Credit: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images
You've warned your kids repeatedly of the dangers of teens drinking and smoking pot, not to mention that pesky little fact that both are illegal. Well, here's one more...
We know teens drink, but a new study says chugging beers or smoking pot can cause mental problems.

Someone Passed Out Drunk? Quick! Call an 11-Year-Old!

You know how it goes. Your 11-year-old goes to a friend's birthday party. There is cake, ice cream and Jack Daniels. Inevitably, some sixth-grader can't hold his liquor and collapses. Your child really ought to know how to give first aid to a...You know how it goes. Your 11-year-old goes to a friend's birthday party. There is cake, ice cream and Jack Daniels. Inevitably, some sixth-grader can't hold his liquor and collapses. Now what?

Parenting Style an Influence on Teen Drinking, Study Says

Kids who get too many cuddles drink more. Credit: DuesXFlorida, Flickr
Kids whose parents are either too strict or too lenient may be more likely to engage in binge drinking, according to a new study out of Brigham Young University. Rese...

Some Kids Celebrate Graduation By Pouring Vodka (Yes, Vodka) on Their Eyes

Vodka shots are for mouths, not eyes. And only for those 21 and up. Credit: Getty Images
Hey kids, thinking of sticking your face in an electric fan? Don't do it. It hurts. The same is true about pouring alcohol in your eyes. You might t...

Kids Who Watch R-Rated Movies Are More Likely to Drink, Study Says

Will boozy movies make your kid hit the bottle? Credit: Getty Images
Ever wonder if you're a bit over protective about what you let your child watch? Think the other parents roll their eyes behind your back? Well, vindication is yours: A new st...

Drinking with Your Kids at Home Not a Good Idea, Study Says

Thinking of having a few brewskis with your teenage son? After all, if a kid's going to learn how to knock 'em back, he might as well learn from his old man, right? Probably not a good idea, according to a study coming out of the Netherlands....

Mom gets teen to behave by giving her cigarettes

My husband and I like to joke that the foundation of good parenting is bribery. Want the kids to clean their rooms, or sort the laundry, or just play nicely for a while? Offer a bribe! We're kidding, and even when we're not the bribe at our house is ...

News flash: Kids get alcohol from adults!

A study released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has news that shouldn't surprise any of us: kids who engage in underage drinking most often get their booze from adults, typically their own parents or their f...

Parents host teen drinking parties

I've been seeing lots of stories lately about parents hosting teen drinking parties in their homes. These parents reason that kids are going to drink and having them do it under their own roof is safer and teaches them to drink responsibly. While so...

Parents supplying kids with alcohol

A new UK study says that kids ages 15 and 16 with large allowances are more likely than their cash-strapped peers drink frequently, binge drink or consume alcohol in public places. That may be a fact, but a completely different study conducted in the...

Yearbook photos show students doing drugs

I remember kids in my high school dressing up in crazy costumes and doing silly things for the camera in the hopes that their photo might end up in the school yearbook. Nothing controversial, just wigs and funny faces mostly. It was all harmless fun ...

Heavy drinkers raise children with drinking problems

If you're a heavy drinker, your kids will grow up with drinking problems. That's the message of a new public health campaign in the UK, which urges adults to take a hard look at how their habits might be influencing their children's perceptions about...


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