Parents fear grandparents alcohol use

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Nearly one in ten parents refrained from sending their children to spend the night with their grandparents because they were afraid of the grandparents’ alcohol consumption, says a new study.


Kari Randen, general manager of the campaign organization AV-AND-TO, tells VG that they initiated the investigation after several calls from parents seeking advice on how they could deal with to grandparental alcohol use.

Response Analysis conducted the survey. Brink believes it shows a disturbing development.

“I think these are very high numbers. I find it surprising and sad,” she says.
Brink believes the problem is becoming more and more common and may be caused by today’s grandparents being different from previous generations.

“They are in better shape, they travel more, and have different alcohol habits from the grandparents as their parents’ generation grew up with.

“All, including the elderly, like to enjoy themselves and drink alcohol if they feel like it. The challenge arises when they are not aware enough of their behavior,” says Brink.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today