This article features in the BBC News today: BBC News - Parents' behaviour 'can influence teen drinking'. Not sure it's the right conclusion. Children of soldiers, especially those of 20 years ago or more, would inevitably have seen their dads a bit "under the weather", mess life being what it was in those days. Both my kids saw me reeling a few times, but they have grown up to be mature, sensible drinkers, following more closely their peer groups more than me and the wife. Not that we got slaughtered a lot, and I was always an amiable slob of an inebriate anyway. Any views on this?