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Published on Apr 12, 2012
Dr Andrew Rochford discusses the importance of Educating by Example as "Tip 2" of the DrinkWise 5 Point Plan for parents. Research shows that kids observe and absorb much of what we do as parents which means that, even more than Celebrities and Sports Stars, parents are the Number 1 Role Models- especially when it comes to forming their opinions towards drinking. Dr Rochford provides a few tips such as watching your own drinking habits, being mindful of those people who happen to be around and nurturing friends who share the same views, expectations and example you want to set for your kids. He also suggests trying and not making every gathering with friends and family focussed around alcohol. This helps to show your kids that everyone can still have a good time without drinking.