Parenting tips to help prevent underage drinking part 5

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Communicate the dangers of underage drinking

“Talk to your teens about the many effects of alcohol consumption on a young person’s brain. Explain that it can impact long-term memory, cause liver damage, stunt growth and even disturb the hormonal balance necessary for normal development of organs, muscles and bones,” O’Mahoney said. “Be open and do not leave the communication too late or rely on schools, or other adults or older siblings, to talk to your children.”

Research findings provided by the South African Breweries (SAB).

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