Re: Letting addicts around your kids
I don't shelter the kids from my addict family members, but they do have limited contact. My sister is well on her way to becoming an alcoholic, if she isn't one already. She has always abused one drug or another. My older girls know what kind of problems their Auntie has, if anything, it makes them not want to ever drink or do drugs all the more, kwim? It opens up lots of good discussions about things like drinking and driving, alcoholism, prescription drug abuse, illegal drugs, etc.
Tanya, mama to four wonderful girls, wifey to my favorite guy