Alcohol and responsible drinking is a subject that has been burning at the back of my mind in more ways than one for some time and then it gets buried at the back of my mind again until something like this http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/surveys/1280924-Take-part-in-this-short-survey-on-talking-to-your-children-about-alcohol-and-responsible-drinking-to-be-in-with-a-chance-of-winning-a-250-high-street-voucher pings in my face and then it all comes flooding back. puma pas cher Nike Air Max 2016 Goedkoop I find this survey a depressing read as it suggests that we need a carrot on a stick to take action and talk to our kids about drinking.
I cast my mind back to when I was growing up looking back at old photos of me and my family. moncler soldes botte ugg solde There was no sign of alcohol anywhere in photos with my parents, my cousins or on family holidays. It came out as a wee sherry or beer at Christmas but not much in between times – this might strike a chord if you are reading this and grew up in the 70s.
In contrast I feel that nowadays many of our collective social occasions revolve around alcohol and I really wonder if we as a nation have become socially dependent upon it. doudoune moncler Vêtements Nike Pas Cher Social dependence on alcohol was discussed with some friends recently and I could feel myself listening but not really speaking about it. Moncler enfant doudoune pas cher Pour me another one will you I said knocking it back! But the phrase social dependence is like the elephant in the room – it’s ever present but we dodge round it ignoring drinking guidelines as the opportunities to drink more have flourished over the past 10 years.
New figures from the NHS released on 1st September 20011, reveal that the Scots are drinking a quarter more than the English http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scots-drink-a-quarter-more-than-the-english-1.1121029. Baskets homme Puma Adidas Zx 800 Heren This article has set my alarm bells ringing as the research suggests that as a nation we need to have another look at what we are drinking, how we are drinking and what message that it sends out to the next generation of children who are watching their parents drink more alcohol more frequently.
What has struck me most is that many young children are more aware of alcohol and know the difference between beer and wine than 70s kids did it at the same age. soldes puma Timberland FR Asics Gel Lyte Pas Cher It can be quite amusing at times but at other times I am shocked at how easily alcohol has moved in with our lifestyles. puma en ligne PUMA en soldes Fjallraven Kanken No.2 It worries me that our national drinking culture will rub off on the next generation and our own young children.
Scotland’s drinking culture is well documented and much has been said about what needs to change . And then you read something like this .http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/editor-s-picks/super-strength-beer-firm-set-to-open-city-pub-1.1111885http://scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/Alcohol I cannot help but think why is the left hand not speaking to the right hand!! Legislation, education and support are the government’s strategic routes to change but I am not going to go there because there are too many contradictions to mention.
I do think we as a nation need to start talking about responsible drinking with our children. puma 2018 pas cher I don’t think that we need any more guidelines or nannying from the state. bottes ugg soldes It’s up to us to take responsibility.