Drinking with your kids: good idea or dumb move?
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|Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:59am|
Since most of you have been through - or are still going through - the teen years, I thought you'd be able to offer some insight into this issue:
Is offering a casual drink of wine or beer with family meals a good way to demystify alcohol and make it less tempting in a responsible setting or is it just a bad precedent? iVillage's Kelly Wallace considers this in her article Would You Drink With Your Kids?
that parents of tweens and teens often have to face the sticky problems
of alcohol and peer pressure and we'd love to hear your thoughts on
this topic! Have you tried this approach? How did it work for you? Is it just asking for trouble? If you did try this, how did this affect any drinking experiences or opportunitites in college?
Note: we're also looking for any families who have allowed their teens to drink beer or wine as part of a family meal and would be willing to be interviewed for a possible Today Show segment. If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.