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How to help your children avoid the alcohol trap
When I was a kid my father would drink and smoke in front of me while telling me how terrible both of these things are, and how I must never smoke or get into booze. He would say ‘trust me – do as I say and not as I do‘!
Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that – you can’t disclaim your actions and protect your children from alcohol. Kids learn massively more by what they see than from what they are told.
It’s a very strange thing… I can tell you that my 13 year old daughter wants nothing more than to be older and to escape the label of being ‘a child’. However, here I sit as a 40 year old man and I would love the opportunity to go back to her age and do it all over again. Kids want to do what the grown up do and that includes drinking.
We repeatedly tell our children that alcohol is only for the grown ups. What happens when you tell someone that they can’t have something? Of course, they just want it more than ever. This is why girls want diamonds and boys want sports cars, because they are scarce and hard to come by.
If you have children you are going to find another amazing benefit of joining my stop drinking club is the priceless gift of protecting your children from getting into the same trap that you are currently in.
As you think about all the areas of your life that are going to improve after you get started with me, don’t forget to consider how the lives of all the people you love are going to get significantly better as a byproduct of what you do today. Why not decide now and join the Stop Drinking Expert online alcohol cure?
Craig Beck DhP. ABNLP.