Both of my parents are alcoholics and I feel something needs to be done about it. I feel that they are adults and can live their lives as they please but with that right comes consequences. Not only do they drink and drive but I don't want my child growing up with grandparents who drink so much. Anyway we're all really concerned but nobody has really stepped up and said anything so I was thinking about having them over and really be stern with them. I feel like they need some kind of wake up call. I want them to know that we all love them very much but we're all tired of it. My question is...is this a good idea? My husband thinks it won't do any good but something has to be done. I especially don't want to see them kill or injure someone while drinking and driving. If I do talk to them how should I go about it? Sorry so long but I really need some advice!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Nov. 20, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by perksmom at 12:30 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
You have the right to be concerned & should be. As far as talking to them, I would (and not to sound mean or cold, because then no one can say that you didn't step and try) let them know your concerns. But before you do, prepare yourself for the outcome be it good or bad and be ready to accept their possible denial & refusal to get help because with addicts, they're not going to get help unless they want to and hopefully it will before they get a 'wake up call" (meaning they hurt (or worse) themselves or someone else). You can even go as far as keeping your child away from them until they do and if you do, it will be hard and you may feel guilty, but keep in mind that again, they're grown and you can't force them to get help, but you can control the amount of time your child spends with them. Good luck to to you with whatever decision you make.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 1:55 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
No prob hun, that's what we're all here for!
Answer by LovingParent08 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
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