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Persuasive Essay On Energy Drinks

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Raising children is hard, especially in the teenage years. There are so many things that parents must worry about, such as; grades, peer pressure, smoking, drinking, sexual activity, sleep deprivation, learning to drive, etc. One factor in many teenagers lives that many parents are not aware of is energy drinks. So many teenagers consume energy drinks on a regular basis, some as often as daily even more than one a day. Are energy drinks safe for teenagers? Studies and reports show they are not. Some parents are unaware of the risks involved, others choose to ignore them, most do not even have a conversation with their teenager about drinking energy drinks. I have an older teen boy that started asking me to buy him one when he was around 14 or so, about the time they first started becoming popular. My answer was always an immediate no, and most times he would argue back asking why not. At the time I felt and assumed, that they were not a good idea for someone that was still physically and mentally growing. I didn’t do any research, or learn anything about energy drinks, just went with my gut feeling. Little did I know that my son’s father was not only allowing him to drink them, but would frequently purchase them for him whenever they stopped at a convenience store. When I realized this was happening, I decided to do some research and educate myself on the possible harms that energy drinks could cause to my teenager. An eight-ounce cup of coffee has 100-150 mg of
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