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Poll: Does Alcohol Make You a Better Parent?



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The latest out of the UK:

Almost a fifth of Britain’s mothers and fathers believe drinking alcohol actually helps make them a better parent, a disturbing new report has revealed.

A survey by the charity 4Children highlights a ‘silent epidemic’ with a worrying six out of 10 parents claiming their drug or alcohol use had no effect on family life. 

Of those questioned, seven per cent admitting drinking every day while only nine per cent thought their drinking had a negative effect.

One in five said the thought their level of drinking impacted ‘positively’ on their parenting skills. 

Fathers were found to be more than three times as likely to drink every day than mothers and more than twice as likely to have tried illegal drugs.

One in five said the thought their level of drinking impacted ‘positively’ on their parenting skills. 

Fathers were found to be more than three times as likely to drink every day than mothers and more than twice as likely to have tried illegal drugs.

The rest here.



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