"When no boys are in the classroom girls take part more. They answer more questions, and they argue more. I guess you would say they debate more, but I remember the same situation happening when boys were in the class and a couple of them yelled out "Cat Fight!" The girls got angry, and they stopped debating."
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Parent-child relationship has big effect on chances of teen drinking
By Staff Writer
It may be no surprise to the parents of teenagers, but their involvement in their child's life has a significant influence on how much alcohol an adolescent drinks. Parents affect their child's relationship with alcohol both with the example they set and the amount of time they spend with their teen, according to research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Karin Danielsson, a public health expert at the university, determined that adolescents who smoke, have access to alcohol and stay out late are more likely to drink, even at as young an age as 13.
On the other hand, those who have a close relationship with, or who are closely monitored by, their parents are less likely to engage in binge drinking as they mature.
Danielsson came to this conclusion after examining the behaviors of 1,200 students between the ages of 13 and 19. She noted that the effect of parental monitoring varies based on a teen's gender. Among boys, it is more likely to keep alcohol abuse at bay, while girls benefit more from a tight relationship with their parents.
She stated that teens who do not have a consistent relationship with their parents are at the most risk, adding that prevention programs should target these groups in particular.
Teens who struggle with alcohol abuse and its negative side effects may require psychiatric intervention or enrollment in therapeutic boarding school in order to prevent their addiction from spiraling out of control.
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