Bobby Smyth: 'Parents, don't teach underage kids how to drink'

Psychiatrist Bobby Smyth is clear that alcohol and youngsters are a dangerous mix and offers guidelines on how to tackle the issue

‘The more you drink, the more likely it is that your children will drink’. Photo: Stock

Bobby Smyth

Teenagers and young adults are programmed to charge forward into life and not look around themselves so much. Their brains are going through a major upgrade at this time in their lives, but the brain's accelerator develops faster than its braking system.