About 30 years ago, psychologists identified four basic styles of parenting. Each style reflects a different way of relating and communicating to your kids, and involves different combinations of emotional responsiveness or warmth, control or discipline, communication style and expectations. One of these styles, the authoritative style (we call it heart-to-heart), has been shown to be very effective in reducing risky behaviors in teens, including binge drinking. Want to learn more? Then just scroll down this page.