Although many are opposed to the notion of giving a child who is still a minor some alcohol, I am not. I believe that kids who are exposed to drinking in a responsible way, and don’t see alcohol as simply a vehicle for getting drunk, are better off in the long run. They are less likely to see alcohol as a forbidden fruit and suffer the impending syndrome that can indeed lead to binge drinking.
So, I was delighted to read mom/journalist/blogger (who happens to be a friend of a friend), Laura Zinn Fromm’s post on her blog, Flawed Mom, about her own drinking experiences with her teenage son. And evidently, so was CBS Early Morning Show, who came across her blog post and then featured her and her family–including a chat with her teenage son–on the show which aired on Wednesday. To see the clip, titled “Teenage Binge Drinking Risks,” click here.
We, at Drinking Diaries, would love to get your feedback/comments on the issue of teenage drinking, specifically in terms of exposing your child(ren) to alcohol in your presence.