Letting Your Kids Watch R-Rated Movies Makes Them Booze Hounds

April 27, 2010


What's driving our children to drink? Because Daddy does it? Because they didn't get that big promotion? Something to do while watching a sporting event? Nope. It's because you let your middle school-aged daughter watch Atonement. And soon she'll be in a gutter. Because according to a new study in The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, it's totally R-rated movies making your kids shotgun Colt 45s:

Researchers questioned nearly 3,600 middle-school children in New England and followed-up about two years later. In that time, 3 percent of the kids who said their parents never allowed them to watch R-rated movies said they had started drinking alcohol, compared with 19 percent of those who were sometimes allowed to watch R-rated movies and 25 percent of those who said they were allowed to watch such movies "all the time."

There you have it. There's simply no other correlation that can be drawn between parents irresponsible enough to let their children watch whatever they want all the time and their children being more likely to drink. Unless...

Sorry, I thought I had something, but nope. This is entirely sound. First they open a Jerry Maguire DVD box, next a gin bottle.


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