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Teens and the Family Dinner

By Newsanchormom

Teens and the Family Dinner
There may be a fairly easy for you to prevent your kids from getting steered in the wrong direction: Eat dinner with them!
FROM NBC: Teens who eat most dinners with their families are less prone to smoke, drink or use drugs. That's according to a new report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. Researchers found teenagers who share fewer than three meals a week with their families are more than twice as likely to use alcohol and marijuana and nearly four times more likely to use tobacco than teens who frequently eat at home. Teens who rarely eat with their families also tend to have more access to alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana.
-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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