Post by Cullyn Of Cerrmor on Jun 14, 2014 12:47:25 GMT 9.5
Want to stop your children taking drugs and drinking? DON'T be too strict: Children of overbearing parents are more likely to go off the rails
Children of strict parents who show little affection are more likely to rebel
Those who are smothered with love are also likely to drink and take drugs
Children whose parents set down firm rules without being overbearing are least likely to rebel
By EMMA INNES PUBLISHED: 20:13 AEST, 13 June 2014 | UPDATED: 22:26 AEST, 13 June 2014
Many parents believe being strict with their children is the best way to keep them on the straight and narrow. But new research suggests this theory may be misguided.
A study has found strict parents who fail to set down firm rules are more likely to have children who turn to drink and drugs.
It revealed children with authoritarian parents who show little affection are more likely to go off the rails. However, those whose parents smother them with love are also more likely to smoke cannabis or cigarettes and to drink.
Children least likely to take to drink and drugs are those whose parents are reasonable and set down clear rules but without being overbearing.
Read More: Follow us: @mailonline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Parenting is not always as easy as some seem to think it is, as I am sure anyone with kids would already know, but then again it is not as hard as some people make it out to be either.
The two greatest mistakes in life are: 1. Taking life seriously when there is no need to, and 2. Not taking life seriously when you really should
Willow: Welcome to any members of the Vintage and Classic Van group of SA who venture here. We have our special section but feel free to add to or join nay other conversations - or start your own
May 10, 2016 15:15:40 GMT 9.5
steelydan: Hi! Just wondering if anything is happening here yet?
Oct 24, 2017 7:50:36 GMT 9.5
parkerdivine: I am so glad you are here. I am not on the internet that much anymore, but I would like to stop by almost daily for a few minutes.
Dec 27, 2018 12:13:47 GMT 9.5
TellingBird: Sorry everyone, I just now returned from being beaten up by the internet!
Apr 9, 2019 12:29:24 GMT 9.5
TellingBird: PD- if you're still out there in the ozone, drop me a line? Blue Skies and Gentle Winds, my Friend*
Apr 9, 2019 12:42:38 GMT 9.5
TellingBird: I sure do miss the old forums! I'm not very good with all the fancy stuff out there in the tech world. Give me a hard copy any day!
Oct 16, 2019 9:12:54 GMT 9.5