Teen Drinking at Home: Helpful or Harmful?

Parents have mixed feelings about serving alcohol to teens at home. Credit: Getty At some point, most parents will confront the issue of underage drinking with their teen -- whether it's in middle school, high school or college -- and ...Many parents do supply their teens with alcohol -- at least some of the time.

Warning: Drinking Can Lead to Chubby Children

A drink for Mom or Dad could mean more cake for Junior. Credit: Corbis
If you're a boozer, you're going to lose your family, friends and self respect while you die like a pig in the gutter.
And you know what else? Your kids are goin...
Parents who booze it up may end up with kids who over-eat, study shows.

Melissa Gilbert Shares Her Struggle to Get Sober as Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert is living sober. Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
From starring as a child in the beloved role of Laura Ingalls to last year's release of her book "Prairie Tale," in which she writes honestly of her drug binges and alcoholis...
From her role of Laura Ingalls to last year's release of her book "Prairie Tale," in which she writes honestly of her drug binges and alcoholism, Melissa Gilbert has lived much of her life in the spotlight, and now she's using her celebrity to help keep kids off drugs.

Study Ties a Kid's Sweet Tooth to Depression, Family History of Alcoholism

Depression can lead kids to crave more sweets. Credit: shelleylyn, Flickr
The school bully stole your lunch money. Everyone laughed when you tripped in gym class. That cute girl in the third row likes you. She just doesn't like like you. You never...

Kids Serving Grown Up Drinks

Alcohol and kids go together like...well, they don't really go together all that well, do they? Before kids, you might not have thought twice about polishing off a bottle of wine with dinner or enjoying a night on the town with your drinking buddies....

Can Sobriety Be Cool?

Huey Lewis' classic anthem about growing old, er, growing up, "Hip to be Square," makes settling down and becoming mature seem like the cool thing to do. There's a group of high school students in Wisconsin that are trying to do the same thing for st...

BWI - Breastfeeding While Intoxicated

The great thing about breastfeeding is that you never have to worry about being unprepared -- you always have your baby's food source right there with you, no matter what. So if you're out shopping or get stuck in an elevator, no problem. Ditto if yo...

Drinking problems and childhood IQ linked

You'd think that having a higher IQ would mean being smart enough not to abuse alcohol. But in fact, having a high IQ as a child may actually put a person at risk for drinking problems. When researchers compared the drinking habits of over 8,000 a...

Need a lift to the bar? Just ask your kids.

Returning home from my company picnic yesterday, with my two thirteen-year-old nieces with me, I jokingly asked if either of them had their driver's license so that they could drive at least some of the way home and I could take a nap. (Neither one d...

Should wineries ban children?

I don't know a whole heck of a lot about Dr. Vino's wine blog. I'm a wine enthusiast if not a connoisseur. I can barely even spell connoisseur. That said a recent poll on Dr. Vino's blog centered around a controversial topic: kids in wineries. App...

Alcoholism in children

You know, there' s some truth to the notion that if you look hard enough you can find ANYTHING. I was trolling the ether this morning when I came across a topic I'd given little thought to: alcoholism in children. Not since Drew Barrymore's now-in...

Britain faces problem of teen alcoholics

It seems that that twelve-year-old bartender I wrote about a while back isn't out of place. According to this article, kids as young as twelve are turning up as alcoholics. Pre-teens and teens are needing hospital treatment for alcohol-related disord...

2-year-old legally drunk; babysitter charged

Okay, this one just boggles my mind.  From  Suffolk County sheriff's deputies in New York peered into a house while on a call, and found Juan Reyes passed out, with two toddlers running around.  Upon entering the home and ro...


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