How to explain addiction and alcoholism to young children? Related Questions

How to explain addiction and alcoholism to young children?
Asked By DeliCinq,Last Answer By Kimberly At 2011.04,1 Answers

I would appreciate the insight and experiences of families who have been touched by substance dependency and have had to explain it to young, developing minds.

We've had this conversation in the past with our children, whose biological mother who is also my relative, has struggled with addiction since her late teens. However, as a series of new situations come our way, the children are pressuring for more information about their mother's condition.

I feel a little lost and I cannot get a hold of written information at the moment. My husband and I mostly answer from the heart. We do not judge or demonize any drug addicts and much less the mother of our children. However, it is hard to talk about the consequences of drugs and alcohol in excess to small children. Have you had to do something similar? How did it work? What resources, words, ideas did you use? And how do you think your children understood the message?

Is alcoholism an addiction or a genetic inheritance?
Asked By joy Green,Last Answer By Frances bush At 2011.05,1 Answers

How Do i Explain to my Young Children..?
Asked By NoWorries,Last Answer By pammyr_us At 2011.04,1 Answers

I have 3 children and 4th on the way ! my eldest is 7 and boy n girl twins who are 4 ! the twins are a little confused about mummys big belly but i tried to explain to them about a little baby growing inside, they were getting about it until their 7 yr old brother told them that babies come from mummys poop ! now everytime i come out of the bathroom the twins run in to look down the toilet ! iv told them No but they still believe there older brother .. they recently started school and just last week i was standing at the school gates when one of their friends mum came up to me and said that her child started looking down the toilet ? .. the twins wont listen to me.. iv tried to get their brother to tell them he was jokin but they are still convinced there in mummys poop .. How can i fix his ?..

How do I explain this to my young son?
Asked By Curious,Last Answer By nunyabiz At 2010.07,1 Answers

My son is starting to hit me with questions I really don't know how to answer.

When I was 17 I had a one night stand with a back packer from another country. I had spent the week hanging out with him, but know very little of him. A month later I found out I was pregnant.
I didn't even consider an abortion. I took responsibility, and have worked very hard to provide my son with a good life.
My son is now 8 and is starting to ask me really tough questions about his "father". Questions like. Does he love me, will I ever see him, where does he live.
Now, I have done everything in my power to find this guy, but it is impossible. I probably will never find him. So I really don't know how to explain this to my son. I can't begin to explain how much this tears my heart out. I'm so lost as to what to tell him. I don't want to lie to my son, but I don't know how to explain the truth.

Please help

Any advice would be great!

For Parents with young children only.?
Asked By Walker Texas Ranger,Last Answer By Ethel At 2011.04,1 Answers

Do you want Spongebob to meet a firey painful death as much as I do?
All my 2 1/2 yr old wants to watch is Spongebob.. It is considered "bringing out the big guns"
once he starts throwing major tantrums so its a love and holocaust kinda hate at the same time.

Why do young children watch themselves cry in a mirror?
Asked By Baked Bean,Last Answer By Tufty Porcupine At 2010.10,1 Answers

iv noticed when little children cry, they will go to the nearest mirror and watch themselves crying!!! why?

Which are good websites for young children ie 2/3 yrs old?
Asked By Pip E,Last Answer By Chef Combo S At 2009.12,1 Answers

Ask Geeves.com...

Are Young children natural questioners. ?
Asked By Philkillens Lover.,Last Answer By honey2 At 2010.08,1 Answers

Thank you

For people with young children/toddlers?
Asked By Necrid,Last Answer By karen's revenge At 2010.01,1 Answers

Do you enjoy the programs on tv that your child likes to watch?

Enjy Benjy its the dogs!!!

Teaching sex education to children as young as 5 ....?
Asked By Freeeeezing !,Last Answer By Hipto At 2009.12,1 Answers

What are your views about this ?
I personally feel it is wrong to teach children .....the older the better to know about it.....i think it definitely shouldn't be taught to children as young as 5 ...maybe when they are 11 ..... I think it will encourage children more .....

Why do young children see spirits when adults cannot see them?
Asked By I_love_Penn_Badgley,Last Answer By alex At 2010.09,1 Answers

Young children sleeping together naked?
Asked By Jessica Smith,Last Answer By clearthinker At 2010.08,1 Answers

I have two daughters, Annabel, 9 years old and Christabel, 7 years old. They have a weird habit of liking to play, study, exercise, sleep, do everything naked. Usually, I don't mind them being naked as long as they don't leave our condominium, and when there are visitors, I make them wear their underpants unless its a close relative. The neighbour's son, Ronnie, who is one year older than Christabel, often comes over to play when his parents are away, and sometimes he stays overnight too. Last Saturday, he came over to spend the night again. My 2 daughters and Ronnie were all in their underpants, playing and watchng TV. At 12am, I woke from sleep and found Christabel and Ronnie sleeping naked on Christabel's bed! (they had removed their underpants) I didn't know what to do, so I let them be. What should I do?

How do you feel about the sexualisation of our children at such a young age?
Asked By mary w,Last Answer By ~Biz~ At 2010.07,1 Answers

These days little girls dolls and the sexy clothing they wear are being sold to our children and the tween generation has emerged and our children are no longer able to be kids who simply play innocently but have rather become sexual beings. how do you feel about this? what do you think should be done?

UK - why do some people not put their young children in car seats?
Asked By Wobbly,Last Answer By sweetness At 2009.12,1 Answers

I can't believe how many times I see this. Why not just put them in the seats!

Which can help for clever person, help me explain the implication of these words, young woman wills be very ob
Asked By Adolf Pike,Last Answer By lily green At 2011.05,1 Answers

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