Al-Anon can help you and your mother find help, as can local and national numbers found in the front of the phone book.
Also contact your local United Way and ask about day care resources for low income parents. It isn't healthy and could be incredibly dangerous for your child to go to your parents home for child care.
Not because your mom is blind--there are plenty of able bodied blind parents and grandparents who provide excellent care for their children--but because of the alcohol abuse. What happens when the curious tot gets into your father's wine? Or he is so numb he doesn't see her or gets angry or emotional about his family tragedies? That isn't good for the baby and these early years are key.View Thread
I am unsure of long-term side effects to Robitussin abuse . I know it as a rising problem in teens and that it causes a lot of ER visits . The best thing to do is to get your son to the doctor for a full evaluation. You can call the doctor ahead and discuss what happened and your concerns, so the doctor is aware of what they need to look for in the exam. (without you talking poorly of your ex in front of your child--never a good plan--even if the child says bad things)View Thread
Alcohol used in cooking loses the alcohol content if sufficiently cooked.
As for the weekends, it depends on how often those nights are and how much you drink. One pint--probably not an issue, one after another probably does do some damage...especially over a period of time.
The exception to this is young people, where recent studies have shown that even minimal drinking has a negative effect on brain development.View Thread
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