Make no mistake about it – our children are like little sponges. Even if you do not know it they watch, see and record everything you do. This most certainly applies to alcohol consumption.
If your kids see you drinking alcohol it registers. If you drink often, I would not be surprised if they mention that what you are doing is wrong. After all, they are being bombarded with positive messages about the dangers of drinking. As reported in www.bbc.co.uk.
Thus, your drinking behavior only serves to confuse them.
Too many middle-class parents are drinking excessively as a way of coping with the demands of family life. In England, it is estimated that two million parents drink alcohol daily. Perhaps surprisingly, the highest earners drink the most.
Who will deny that parenting capacity can be hampered by habitual drinking.
About 20% of British parents believe their alcohol consumption had a positive effect on their ability to parent. What a bunch of malarkey.
The report said the households most likely to drink were the wealthiest - with almost four times as many families in the top-earning groups, drinking every day compared to the poorest.
There is no doubt that children, in addition to bringing unbridled joy, also bring added pressure to people’s lives. The arrival of children seems to have led more parents to drink more, with one in six increasing consumption after the birth of a baby.
Again, there is no denying that alcohol impairs our ability to perform in every way. This includes parenting. If you drink, your kids are more likely to drink. Do you really want your child to grow up and have a drinking problem? Be a good role model and do not drink alcohol around your kids. If you want to learn more, take an 8 hour alcohol awareness class.