Originally Posted by Carolyn R
is this appropriate? I think it is, if explained properly to the kids, but I know some parents that never ever have a drink/alcohol in front of their child. Help me think this one through!
I definitely don't see any problem in drinking responsibly in front of children. My parents were moderate drinkers - beer, wine - my Dad drinks scotch on holidays, etc. It was, to me, just an option as an adult. They role-modeled safe drinking, one was always a designated driver if we were out to dinner, etc. We were allowed sips of wine here and there and once in high school, small amounts of champagne on New Year's.
We drink in front of DD. Myself, not now as I'm pg, but DH still does and it doesn't bother me. Truthfully I think it would be somewhat odd to only drink in private when my children were not around.
think it's okay to "party" or get drunk around children (though there's always that uncle at the 4th of July barbecue). There's a difference between drinking respsponsibly and drinking in excess...restraint and good judgement must always be exercised.