This episode is part 1 of a 3 part series on scientifically proven methods parents can use to reduce risky alcohol use. Does allowing teens a small glass of wine at Thanksgiving take away the allure of alcohol as a "forbidden fruit"? Does the approach of allowing teens limited access to alcohol reduce the frequency and amount kids drink later and open the doors to honest communication between parents and kids about teen alcohol use? The short answer is a resounding "no." Penn State Professor, Dr. Rob Turrisi, has dedicated his life to researching parent-based interventions to prevent underage drinking. In this episode we learn how he started this work and his surprising findings that have been replicated in numerous studies across the world. Parental approach can have a big impact on reducing risky behavior.
Quicklinks to Resources from this Episode
When It Comes To Curbing Drinking, College Students Do Listen - Time Magazine with Dr. Turrisi
Talking About Alcohol - A Parent Handbook
Vashti Summervill is a PCI Certified Parent Coach and a certified teacher in the state of Idaho. She is the secretary of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition and the co-chair of the St. Luke’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council.