Akothee recently took to her social media account where she revealed that she is a proponent for giving daughters alcohol at home. The logic that informs her decision is that she would rather her daughters experiment with alcohol at home so they do not get taken advantage of by men.
While the intentions behind her stance is a noble one, I can’t help but remember the old saying that the road to hell is paved by good intentions. Why you ask? “Surely, how can a mother trying to teach her daughters to handle themselves be a bad thing?”
Well, for starters, it skates on the thin ice that could lead to alcoholism if it breaks. If you understand how alcoholism works, then you know that normalizing the indulgence in alcohol at home often exacerbates the situation.
Add to this the fact that the only solution to ensuring her daughters know how to handle themselves is for Akothee to teach them minus the practical lesson of how to handle liquor. This takes us back to the old adage in the Bible about raising children right. At the end of the day, Akothee has shown an understanding of this fact in that she is aware that her daughters’ safety is an onus that lays squarely on them.
And while this understanding is clear, how she has followed up on it is the issue. She shouldn’t put alcohol in the faces of the young women but rather teach them how to conduct themselves like they would have learned at a finishing school.
Akothee doesn’t seem to have a full understanding of how alcoholism works but one of the factors is genetics. So if her daughters haven’t yet shown a propensity to hit the bottle hard, putting this lure right in front of their faces could spark it. Then what?
January 18, 2021
January 18, 2021