DO you let children see you smoke or drink??
21 Jan 07
hi cuddleme. i don't think it is too bad if your kids know you smoke but think you should smoke away from them as not to harm them from passive smoking. when the kids are out with friends there is going to be peer pressure to smoke and they will make their own choice i think!
24 Jan 07
I am not a parent yet, nor am I a smoker, but I do enjoy drinking. Whenever I have my own kids, I think I'll be more careful when it comes to my drinking rate. We need to give the best examples to kids so that they can grow up in a balanced way and I believe that the parents who don't avoid those vices in front of their kids are simply uneducating them by doing that.
25 Jan 07
Everyone will have good and bad habits with them.And it is natural that no one likes the dependants to know that they have such weaknesses. I did not hear anyone sitting with their child and smoke or drink but there are people who ignore the bad habits of their children when they come to know of it. And it is not advisable to sit with children and do the bad habits. The children will have some hidden fears about their parents irrespective of the qualities of the parents. Hence an atmosphere should not be created for the children to feel free when they do some unwanted acts.
25 Jan 07
I personally do not smoke so that one is not a concern, really I do not drink very often either so really that does not create a huge problem. My parents never drank infront of me growing up I do not think there was even any in the house to tell you the truth. My dad did smoke when I was younger and had no problem doing it where ever he wanted. He quit though probably when I was around 7-8.
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23 Jan 07
i don't think at all this is healthy for children to see us adults smoke and drink, because kids love to copy us, that is a fact. you can't expect your child to be "good", if you are giving a bad example and doing the exact opposit. ciao vicky