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Questions tagged [alcohol]

For questions about alcohol, e. g. dealing with actual or suspected alcohol consumption, the effects of alcohol consumption, when and how to teach children about alcohol. Use [drinking] for questions about non-alcoholic beverages.

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Is this alcohol consumption by my father normal? [closed]

I have recently become aware of a disturbing pattern of alcohol consumption by my father. I am 16 and in the past few years I have noticed that my father has started (or at least I have started ...
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How to confront my father about his alcoholism

Ever since I can remember, my father has drunk alcohol. In fact, his older brother died from alcoholism when I was around the age of 10 - roughly 7 years ago. This was fine, it was all in relative ...
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How can a parent who is known by their child or teen not to be teetotal raise their offspring in sobriety?

Individuals up to 18 yrs old (or 21 in some jurisdictions) are not supposed to drink alcoholic beverages. But it is an open secret that this obligation is being notoriously broken and convincing ...
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Health risk to my unborn child due to alcohol and drug use before finding out I was pregnant? [duplicate]

We were not planning on getting pregnant so we both were not practicing healthy living habits! The only time we were not careful having sex was only a few days (2days) after my last period which I ...
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Fake driver's license discovered — how to deal with situation?

My 17-year-old daughter leaves her purse in the car, even at night. This is really unsafe, even for the city we live in. I wanted to teach her a lesson about the dangers of leaving valuables in a car ...
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Exposing Late Teenagers to Alcohol

My oldest son is turning sixteen soon and I had a question about my logic regarding alcohol consumption at a young age. To offer some context, my parents were very liberal with me growing up. They ...
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My 13 yo son has drug and alcohol issues. What should I do?

My 13 year old son has been smoking and selling weed for at least a year now, drinks whenever he can get any alcohol, and has been black-out drunk. He also smokes cigarettes and vapes. (He's also done ...
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Absent Father vs. Father with alcohol addiction

I was raised with a father who was dependent on alcohol and who was very abusive emotionally but sometimes physically towards my mother. At that time I wished I wouldn't have a father at all. But I ...
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Bringing babies to bar?

Full disclosure: I'm not a parent. I was at a bar last weekend, and I saw something that was pretty startling to me. There was a woman with a baby in a baby bjorn, standing in the bar drinking and ...
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what to do when the father makes poor personal choices (not necessarily a bad father)

My little one's father is great with her. However, he is a severe alcoholic. When he is drunk, it is a terrifying thing. ( he is not physically abusive, but rather mentally) as my daughter is getting ...
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Should children be preemptively taught about drugs, alcohol, and sex?

This is a follow up to When should you start talking with your children about sex?. Is it better for parents to preemptively educate children about taboo subjects such as drugs, alcohol, sex, or ...
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How can I explain “adult beverages” to my preteen?

We don't tend to drink much alcohol in our household; I occasionally drink a beer in the evening after the children are in bed or when my wife and I have a date night. So my preteen son doesn't have a ...
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Do parents of teens need to lock their liquor cabinet?

I had this debate with some friends who have older children. We keep our liquor in the cupboard above the fridge. When they get a bit older (still just 8 and 10) and could potentially be tempted ...