Monday, February 25, 2013

Hey Parents, Don't Tell Your Kids You Did Drugs

Should you disclose your hippie past? Revealing past drug use to teens, even to describe your regrets, could lead them to hold more tolerant attitudes about drugs

Discussing the regrets of past drug use may seem like a good way to convey the dangers of drugs, but the move could backfire, according to a new study.

Children of parents who disclose past alcohol, drug or tobacco use are more likely to have more positive views about drugs than peers whose parents don't, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in the journal Human Communication Research. That held even if the parents were describing their regrets about drug use.

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