Kids Connect Alcohol Odors With Mom's Emotions

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 09:28 in Psychology & Sociology

How children respond to the smell of alcoholic beverages is related to their mothers' reasons for drinking, according to a new study. When asked to choose between the odor of beer and an unpleasant odor, children of mothers classified as 'escape drinkers' were more likely than children of non-escape drinkers to choose the unpleasant odor. Young children dislike beer smell when moms drink to escape.

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