Would you give your under-aged child alcohol at home? It’s becoming popular in U.S. households.
A new study shows that more than 700,000 kids in the U.S. ages 12-14 are drinking alcohol. And a large percentage of the kids are getting the alcohol from their parents.
In the past month, more than 200,000 kids were given alcohol by a parent or other adult family member, according to a report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
According to SAMHSA, 45 percent got alcohol from a parent or other family member or they took it from their home without permission.
We got tons of comments on our Smart Family Facebook page, with the majority of people disagreeing with the trend. But some parents say it’s a cultural thing, that they grew up with their parents giving them sips of wine and now they barely drink at all.
So what do you do if you drink alcohol and you don’t want to feel like a hypocrite in front of your kids?
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