Parents reveal biggest fears

Herald on Sunday Aug 15, 2010

Kiwi parents’ biggest fear is that their children will spiral into drug and alcohol addiction, a survey has found. One in four parents said their biggest concern for their kids’ welfare was exposure to Class A drugs, such as pure methamphetamine, and binge drinking. The survey of 500 parents, carried out for the Herald on Sunday, found that falling in with the wrong crowd was parents’ next biggest worry. One in five, or 21 per cent, said that peer pressure to go along with their friends was their greatest fear. Parents who identified drugs as their major concern said “P” was the big fear.