“How do our children see us when we’ve been drinking too much?

Via elephant journal
on Sep 14, 2012
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For a child a monster can be real.

The Fragile Childhood activity has begun in 1986 and has been established as a well-known form of activity in Finland. http://lasinenlapsuus.fi

Fragile Childhood activities are designed to encourage people to participate anonymously in discussion and to share their thoughts about responsible parental drinking on a dedicated platform: http://www.facebook.com/lasinenlapsuus

The campaign activities are also to highlight the fact that is still not widely understood how much harm parental drinking problems causes to children. For example, previous research has shown that every fourth Finnish child has suffered some harm because of its parent’s alcohol usage.

Monsters film has been planned and produced by Euro RSCG Helsinki & Grillifilms together with Sauna International & Studio Arkadena.



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7 Responses to ““How do our children see us when we’ve been drinking too much?”

  1. Eliza Woorman says:


  2. Sober Mom says:

    Thank you for posting this. I am a recovered alcoholic, sober for just over three years now. While still drinking, I hid behind the rationalization that my children were well fed, not physically abused, lived in a nice home, and had everything they physically needed. In the insanity of active alcoholism this seemed enough. It has only been with continued sobriety and work in a 12 step fellowship that I have been able to begin to open my eyes to the psychological damage that can be inflicted by a parent that is sick, unavailable, dishonest, and angry much of the time. Whether it's alcoholism or alcohol abuse, it is a horrible, damaging, traumatic thing to experience as a child. Thank you for helping my to keep my eyes open to the truth of this today, and for helping me stay sober. For me, to drink is to annihilate everything I love.

  3. Trista says:

    Thank you for sharing this. People need to see the damage alcoholic parents inflict on their children. Not just as children, but often for the rest of their lives.

  4. revroger says:

    I have been sober for 5 years now and my kids will still bring up the stupid and thoughtless things I did while so drunk I coulden't remember.. This really needs to come out of the closet! Thank you

  5. Ben_Ralston says:

    Thank you for your courage – in staying sober, and in sharing the above comment.
    With love

  6. Excellent site. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you for your sweat!

  7. recovering ACOA says:

    Thanks for this. My parents were both alcoholics and this resonates. Although I do not drink, it is only now, that I am in recovery myself as a family member of a problem drinker, that I have been learning the meaning of emotional sobriety, and attempting to put it into practice with my children, one day at a time.