Tackling Teenage Drinking

Here’s an interesting short piece from Hindustan Times. To me, it doesn’t only convey a sensible message based upon the research about how to tackle teenage drinking, but in a broader sense shows the way for sound relationships between parents, caregivers and educators and teenagers.

Hindustan Times article

The answer – high accountability, high warmth. The two are perfectly compatible. Too often, when we see children who are going off the straight and narrow or having problems it’s because there is neglect of one or the other. These days, too often, we’re seeing busy (sometimes guilty) parents who are high on the warmth but not putting in the work on accountability – with their children paying the price.


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