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Attention to Teens Pays Off, Study Says

September 10, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Teenagers who have strong emotional attachments to their parents and teachers are much less likely to use drugs and alcohol, attempt suicide, engage in violence or become sexually active at an early age, according to the largest-ever study of American adolescents. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., concludes that feeling loved, understood and paid attention to by parents helps teenagers avoid high-risk activities regardless of whether a child comes from a one- or two-parent household.

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