A Mom for Responsibility
Lela Davidson, blogger of all things parenthood, offered a provocative perspective on alcohol education in her kids’ schools on yesterday’s MSNBC TODAYMoms blog. Davidson gives a humorous yet frank analysis on the alcohol education her children received in school. Her youngsters have apparently been taught that all alcohol is evil incarnate, and they consequently police their parents’ drinking. She writes (read the full article here),
Pouring a drink is legal, healthy and perfectly acceptable adult behavior…And yet, my 6th and 8th grader are increasingly on my case whenever they catch me with a corkscrew in hand. Maybe instead of inundating our children with the dangers of alcohol, we ought to be educating them about its proper and diverse uses, such as celebrating special occasions…
Davidson reminds her readers that children could or should learn about drinking responsibly while also being reminded of the harms of drinking irresponsibly.
Moms what have you taught your children about choosing responsibility?