14:35 13 October 2012
Charity 4Children’s recent survey has made an alarming discovery: one fifth of Britain’s mothers and fathers are convinced that drinking doesn’t negatively affect their parenting. In fact, these people claim drinking make them better parents.
Of those parents who participated in the survey, seven percent admitted to drinking everyday but only nine percent of them are aware of its negative effect on their children, or on their family life.
One in five parents, on the other hand, believes that drinking has a positive impact on their parenting skills, as referred to in a recent report by the Mail Online.
This shocking revelation has prompted charity 4Children to call for a major public information campaign. It is their aim to educate parents about the negative impact of their drinking on their children.
Mark Bennett, Director of policy at 4Children, is believed to have claimed that the findings back up the belief that many British parents view drinking alcohol “as normal as drinking tea".
He said, as quoted by the Mail Online: “Part of the problem is people don't realise that they are causing problems by drinking to excess habitually.
“It could first be one glass, which leads to another. If parents have had a bottle of wine or more, their ability to react to their child, especially a small child, will be impaired.”
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