Parents Might Want to Think Twice About Giving Their Underage Kids ‘Just a Sip’

March 31, 2015 3:52 PM

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Self-professed “cool mom” Mrs. George, played by actress Amy Poehler, in the movie “Mean Girls” tells her daughter’s new friend there is of course not alcohol in her “happy hour” after-school drink but quietly adds that should she want a little bit she’d “rather you do it in the house.”

Such is the sentiment of many parents who hope to control their child’s introduction to alcohol, but a new study is joining others that have found this can have the opposite effect that parents are trying to achieve.

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