Should parents introduce their underage children to drink?

Gilligan C., Kypri K, Lubman D.  ‘Changing parental behaviour to reduce risky drinking among adolescents: current evidence and future directions’. Alcohol and Alcoholism: 2012, 47(3), p. 349–354.

Should parents introduce their underage children to alcohol, and if they give their children alcohol, is it important that they supervise its consumption? Opinions and guidelines differ as do research findings, perhaps because much depends on the context.

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