VeerBy Christina At Parenting
Something else for us mothers to feel guilty about, it seems. The British think-tank, Demos, just released the results of a study that tracked the drinking patterns of 18,000 people over three decades. They found that as teens, the subjects did what their friends did, for the most part. But when they were reassessed at age 34, the odds that they binge drank rose-a lot-by how much they, as a child, thought their mother drank. How much their fathers drank, believe it or not, had virtually no effect. They chalk that up to the fact that dads do most, if not all, of their drinking outside of the home. Also, it's considered more socially acceptable for men to drink, so perhaps it's less striking a memory.
I drink wine (in the home, no less!). In fact, my three neighbors and I take turns hosting wine night. It's my turn about once a month. We drink more than one glass. OK, three. We laugh loudly. My husband says it'sRead More »from Kids Model Mom's Drinking Habits, Not Dad's