The other day my eight-year-old son came home from school asking if his dad is an alcoholic. I had to walk into the next room because I didn’t want to break down crying in front of him. I don’t even think my son truly understands what that word means. So, when I asked him where he heard that he said that some of the older kids were picking on him, telling him that his daddy was an alcoholic and he was going to end up just like him, a drunk. It broke my heart. I feel like I need to explain to my son the meaning of the word and how it impacts him before he hears anything worse at school. Is he too young to know the truth about his dad?