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Columbia Reports Parental Monitoring Lowers Odds of a Gambling Problem

Keeping an eye on your child can lower their odds for gambling by young adulthood, according to research conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Adolescents who had poor parental supervision at age 11, and which continued to decline through age 14, were significantly more likely than their peers to be problem gamblers between ages 16-22.  The study, “Parental Monitoring Trajectories and Gambling,” is the first to examine the relationship between parental monitoring during early adolescence and gambling behaviors in late adolescence and young adulthood. Results are online in the journal Addiction.