Children as youg as five...yadda yadda... drinking...blah...drugs...waffle....

Children 'bear burden' of parents' drinking


Children as young as five are contacting ChildLine to talk about concerns over their parents' drink and drug abuse, a new report has revealed. here and here.

"Over 4000 children who rang ChildLine across the UK last year said they were worried about their parents' excessive drinking."

And why is that? Because society is going out of its collective way to frighten young children into believing that a few beers of an evening is dangerous. So when they see their parents doing it, it scares them.
Out of the 4000 children quoted above, there will almost certainly be genuine cases of alcohol abuse causing family problems. The trouble is, when we convince the kiddies that a glass of wine after tea is "alcohol abuse",  and that prompts them to ring childline, it waters down the few really genuine cases.
 
It makes a good scare story for the media though.

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