children and alcohol

United States
May 27, 2007 9:46am CST
do you think that it is right to be drinking it up when there are kids around? we were at a camping type picnic yesterday and everyone was drinking it up, early in the day none the less. and many people had kids there. young kids, like under 10. many of them were between 1 and 5 yrs old. i just dont think that it is best for kids to be around alcohol and to see that and think it is ok. i understand that there are times when people will go to a bbq and have a beer or two. that i feel is more socially accepted. but to have hard alcohol laying around and lots of drunk people running around with the kids right there, that isnt sending a good message. i know that there are a lot of you from other countries, i am in the u.s. what is it like where you are from? is it socially acceptable to get drunk when you are a caregiver of a child??
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• United States
28 May 07
I'm glad you mentioned's always bothered me, especially if the adults get intoxicated. I think it was because of the way I was brought up. Both my parents are tea totaller (sp?). They don't drink and I wasn't raised with parents who did this.