Pre-teens learning about alcohol: drinking and family contexts

Douglas Eadie, Susan MacAskill, Oona Brookes, Derek Heim, Alasdair Forsyth, Sam Punch

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    This report examines the influence that family can have on how children in their pre-teen years learn about alcohol, and identifies the need for and approaches to providing parental guidance on the subject. Childhood experiences and the influence of family are crucial to forming future drinking habits. Much emphasis has been placed on understanding the impact of problem drinking within the family, especially on children in their teenage years. Much less is known about how younger children learn about alcohol in so-called ‘ordinary families’. This report examines how different economic circumstances, parenting styles and parents’ drinking behaviours can influence how children view and understand alcohol.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationYork
    PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
    Commissioning bodyThe Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    Number of pages88
    ISBN (Print)978-1-8593-5768-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2010


    • young people
    • alcohol
    • parenting


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