When was the last time you took a good look at the message you are sending to your children about alcohol? If they sense hypocrisy, it could thwart your best efforts to keep them safe.
Many concerned parents are quick to encourage their teenage children to avoid drinking parties. Yet when was the last time you hosted an alcohol-free party for adults in your home? And how much was being served?
What message do your own actions tell your children about how you handle stress? Is it by drinking a glass, or two, or three of an alcoholic beverage when you get home from a hard day at work?
This isn’t meant as a call for you to give up alcohol or to give you guilt, but is meant to encourage you to give some objective examination to how your own actions might be disconnected from your words. Children learn what they live.
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