When it comes to your children, are you open to them about your journey in recovery? Do you feel that it is important to open up to them so that they feel as though you are being honest? Or maybe you feel it is best to let them come to you when they are ready. I know everyone is different when it comes to what they feel comfortable with when it comes to opening up to their children. Part of me feels like it's important to be open with our children, because we don't want history to repeat itself. You know what they say, "If you don't know about History, then you're bound to repeat it." Addiction is so prevalent in my family, that I think it is important to educate my children about it, but without making them feel like they will go down that path indefinitely. My parents tried to warn me about addiction, but in some aspects, I think they were "preparing" for me to become an addict, which I felt was very counterproductive and somewhat conditioning. I think there are plus sides to both being open and honest, and also by being private. To me, the benefits of honesty outweigh privacy, but I can definitely see why some may want to keep their journey personal. How open about it are you to your children, and why?