Positive Choices Factsheet: Should I give my teenager alcohol?
Feb 17, 2023
Positive Choices recently released a factsheet titled “Should I give my teenager alcohol?”. Parents have a major influence on their children’s drinking and can help prevent alcohol misuse, yet they often receive inconsistent messages especially whether or not to supply alcohol to their children.
The factsheet reviews several myths around parental/carer supply of alcohol with research showing parental supply of alcohol in the hope it will reduce risky drinking to be untrue. While some parents endorse the “Mediterranean model” of introducing small amounts of alcohol to teach responsible drinking, alcohol socialisation differs across cultures so it’s better for parents to just model responsible drinking themselves. Legal information for each state and territory about parents supplying alcohol to teenagers is provided.
Go to Positive Choices website to read “Should I give my teenager alcohol?”