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Half of adults drink in front of children. 50 percent of adults drink in front of children each day despite three out of four believing it wrong to do so, according to a survey. The participants were asked questions on their drinking habits throughout different times of the year including Christmas and the summer holidays. Half of those who answered said that they drank everyday in the presence of children during the summer holiday.

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Half of adults drink in front of children

Published on Monday, 11th June, 2012 at 09:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

50 percent of adults drink in front of children each day despite three out of four believing it wrong to do so, according to a survey.

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The participants were asked questions on their drinking habits throughout different times of the year including Christmas and the summer holidays.

Half of those who answered said that they drank everyday in the presence of children during the summer holiday.

Most said that they drank 1-2 units, a number roughly equivalent to a medium-sized glass of wine, but 10 percent admitted to drinking more than three units in front of their children.

Earlier research has shown that almost 40,000 children have their summer holidays ruined by drunken parent.

“There is a strong focus the role of parents in today's society, but it appears that the parents of our generation keep drinking habits they had before they had children,” Kari Randen, anti-alcohol campaign organisation Av-og-Til general manager, told Aftenposten.

She continued, “Children like their parents to be as they are generally, and notice changes in behavior. Such a behavior change can lead to insecurity, especially if you are on holiday in unfamiliar surroundings. It may therefore be a good idea for adults to discuss some rules for alcohol use before travelling on holiday.

The survey has received some criticism, however, as it does not give an age when referring to children. It is up to the participant to determine what is meant by ‘children’ and ‘youths’ when answering.

About 6,000 Norwegian adults answered the poll carried out by global research company Ipos MMI.




Published on Monday, 11th June, 2012 at 09:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: drinkingparents, drunkparentschildren, norwayalcoholconsumption.





  
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