Over at the Seattle Mama Doc blog, Dr. Swanson writes about alcohol and the holidays. She starts with:
Our children are growing up
with mixed messages about alcohol and drugs, at least that’s how it feels to me
here in Washington. It seems to me we’re grappling with using pot and what to do
with alcohol as a community. As our state legalized marijuana use this past
year, we sent a big flare into the sky. It’s possible we really do one thing and
then say another in front of our children and teens, particularly at times of
celebration. No question they are watching. Can you seriously imagine a pro
football game without beer ads or a holiday party without booze? I can’t. The
great luck is that we have profound influence over our children (tah dah!); we
have a huge opportunity to help them survive.
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