Should Adults Drink in Front of Their Kids?

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Have you ever wondered if and how you should discuss your drinking with your kids? Or second-guessed whether your drinking behavior is still healthy? Join us in an open, honest, and non-judgmental conversation about healthy adult drinking and how to talk about it with your children.

In a world where many people’s social lives revolve around drinking events, it’s easy to lose track of your own drinking behavior. Being in lockdown and working from home made room for a whole different kind of drinking and now that restrictions are being lifted, all different kinds of changes are happening again. Now that we go back to attending events and meeting up with friends, it’s important to find our balance again.

As therapists, moms, and, well, just human beings who like to drink alcohol, we share our insights, the red flags to look out for, and the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves. Should you discuss your drinking with your kids or hide it from them? What kind of drinking behavior should you expose your children to and when is it better to protect them from it? How can you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy drinking behavior? We discuss it all.

Be sure to join us next week, when we continue this conversation around how to discuss adult drinking with your kids.

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In this episode, we cover

  • How to talk to your kids about your drinking.
  • What healthy adult drinking looks like.
  • The red flags and markers of unhealthy drinking.
  • The boundaries we’ve set for ourselves.
  • The changes in drinking during the pandemic and how it will change again after.

Resources and links mentioned in this episode

  • Are you concerned about your drinking behavior or would you like to discuss it with a professional? We have a team of psychologists and psychiatrists who can help you out. Don’t hesitate to contact us here.
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Disclaimer: Please remember we are real live therapists, however this is a podcast and is not considered a therapy session. Not only because there is no co-pay but also because we can’t speak to your individual experiences. We are here to help you keep raising healthy kids. And remember, if you are an imperfect parent, we are right there with you. If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, please call your local crisis hotline or go to your nearest emergency room.