Exposure of children
Created by Updated on Dec 26, 2014
I wanted to get advice on how should you explain to children about alcohol, when you have a party at home and they see elders drinking. When children ask, what should you say.
| Dec 26, 2014
Hi Nikita, this is a serious concern. I follow the policy of no drinking around children. I am the role model for my children and on one hand i tell them drinking is bad, and on the other hand, they will see their role model doing it. this will create confusion in their mind. So, this is a compromise iv made.
| Jan 05, 2015
I have seen in our apartment , that kids drink beer and alcohol. They go to lcbo(wine shop) and purchase whatever they want under parents guidance. That is the culture here. In this same system, i like the way children earn for themselves to study and to live. But indian culture is different. India, there is no question of children earning for themselves. No offence shradha, what if your child liked that taste? And if you say no, now the child seeks some other way to get that. I agree in exposing the child. i always believe in the statement prevention is better than cure whether it is internet, choclates, or any habit. The only point as a mother of the family, one can think is how to get rid of that disease positively.
| Jan 06, 2015
I too had this confusion and spoke to many fellow parents, especially the ones drink regularly at home. Then realized, it's not one size fits all type solution. It differs with each of them. Some call it a medicine, which obviously a child won't want to try and some gave it a try to their kid as mentioned by a fellow parent here.
| Jan 06, 2015
I too had this confusion and spoke to many fellow parents, especially the ones drink regularly at home. Then realized, it's not one size fits all type solution. It differs with each of them. Some call it a medicine, which obviously a child won't want to try and some gave it a try to their kid as mentioned by a fellow parent here. Such a fellow parent and an ex-army said, kids don't generally develop any curiosity unless you create a scene about it. Even if they want to check what it is, tell them it's an adult drink and he too can try once he is grown. His kids (10 Yrs & 5 Yrs) are used to see them party and never bothered to ask about it. We do have such social gatherings, and luckily till now, my son (5 Yrs) isn't curious about it. He goes plays with the other kids. BTW, I won't agree with calling it a bad drink and doing it on the other hand. It certainly confuses the child and go wrong. Moreover, if we call it bad, why to do? :) Better way is to give them a juice alongside and engage them differently.