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Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 20227 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Or...I could practice what I preach. I don't want my children to drink, so that is the example that I give them. I don't drink. "


Do you really think that they are never going to drink?



My mom never drank in front of me, and I drink. If I'm going to have more than one or two, I make sure it's when DH is home, and my kids are in bed. But they've seen me drink before.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Juggernog-aholic:" Do you really think that they are never going to drink? My mom never drank in front of me, and I drink. ... [snip!] ... going to have more than one or two, I make sure it's when DH is home, and my kids are in bed. But they've seen me drink before."


I can't control what they're going to do, but as I said I can practice what I preach and give them that example. Just like you, my parents didn't drink in front of me, but unlike you I followed their example and didn't either. Hopefully my children will do the same. This is what I want for my kids. If you choose to raise your children differently then that is certainly your choice.

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Or...I could practice what I preach. I don't want my children to drink, so that is the example that ... [snip!] ... I give them. I don't drink. I show them that they can go out with friends, and go to parties and have a good time without it. "


Your children will drink.



Perhaps on the basis alone of the fact that they won't have a healthy understanding of alcohol consumption. You don't have to be a drinker to practice proper education in moderation.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122779 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" I can't control what they're going to do, but as I said I can practice what I preach and give them ... [snip!] ... the same. This is what I want for my kids. If you choose to raise your children differently then that is certainly your choice."


Prepare for your children to rebel hardcore.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Turd Ferguson:" Your children will drink. Perhaps on the basis alone of the fact that they won't have a healthy understanding ... [snip!] ... have a healthy understanding of alcohol consumption. You don't have to be a drinker to practice proper education in moderation."


What makes you think my children won't be properly educated just because I don't drink?

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" What makes you think my children won't be properly educated just because I don't drink?"


You know damn well you worded your post the way you did for the response. A simple' I don't drink.' would be sufficient yes.



Instead you worded it like you won't drink around your kids based on your morals, what do you expect people to respond with?

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 20227 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" I can't control what they're going to do, but as I said I can practice what I preach and give them ... [snip!] ... the same. This is what I want for my kids. If you choose to raise your children differently then that is certainly your choice."


Eh, I never had a drink of anything alcoholic until I was 20. But I can teach my children how to be responsible with alcohol once they are old enough.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Prepare for your children to rebel hardcore. "



Why? My parents gave me this example and I never felt the need to rebe. I do my best to practice what I preach in all areas. I don't want my kids to smoke, use foul language, or do drugs either, so I don't . I don't see why drinking should be any different in the way I teach my children.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Turd Ferguson:" You know damn well you worded your post the way you did for the response. A simple' I don't drink.' ... [snip!] ... Instead you worded it like you won't drink around your kids based on your morals, what do you expect people to respond with?"


I worded my response the way I did because I say what I mean, and the OP asked for opinions.. You're right, I don't drink in front of my kids because of my morals. I don't see why that would offend you. You don't have to raise your kids the same way I do. Do you not raise your children based on your morals? I'm not understanding the hostility from you. Maybe you should reread my post as simply my opinion instead of assuming that I had negative intentions.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Juggernog-aholic:" Eh, I never had a drink of anything alcoholic until I was 20. But I can teach my children how to be responsible with alcohol once they are old enough."


Of course you can.

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" I worded my response the way I did because I say what I mean, and the OP asked for opinions.. You're ... [snip!] ... hostility from you. Maybe you should reread my post as simply my opinion instead of assuming that I had negative intentions. "



Your response was irrelevant. Not only do you not drink in front of your kids, you. don't. drink.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Turd Ferguson:" Your response was irrelevant. Not only do you not drink in front of your kids, you. don't. drink."


You're welcome to have that opinion.

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" You're welcome to have that opinion."



Also in reference to your last post. Of course I raise my children based on my beliefs of right and wrong.



I am honestly not hostile, more so just not big on redundant.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6086 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Turd Ferguson:" Also in reference to your last post. Of course I raise my children based on my beliefs of right and wrong. I am honestly not hostile, more so just not big on redund


Really? The "You know damn well..." post was because you thought I was being redundant? Okay.



I'll just add that even if I had the occasional drink my response would have been the same. Not in front of my kids.

Turd Ferguson Bangkok, Thailand 4583 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:" Really? The "You know damn well..." post was because you thought I was being redundant? Okay. I'll ... [snip!] ... Okay. I'll just add that even if I had the occasional drink my response would have been the same. Not in front of my kids."


But you don't drink.
So saying that you don't drink in front of your kids, and then being almost surprised that people would respond in that way, is kind of beyond me.



Obviously things are perceived differently over the internet. Honestly, your responses to the other posters and I, came off ( to me) as if you are pretending to be oblivious. Like you didn't know that responding that way would have someone question how healthy it is to limit exposure to alcohol.



But none of that had to even happen. because you don't drink. lol My point.