Is it okay to give your kids a little bit of alcohol?!

Question: Is it okay to give your kids a little bit of alcohol?

Sure. When I was in primary school I went to this Jewish school (long story) and every Friday we had this sort of Jewish custom of having a piece of bread and a sip of wine. It had something to do with the religion but can't remember. Still they allowed little kids to drink a little wine (maybe a tablespoon of it).
People need to relax about alcohol. Its old as the mountains and part of cultures. Nothing wrong with that. Also my parents gave me watered down wine when I was like 12 because I felt left out at the dinner table. I came out fine.

It depends on their age, and the occasion. When I was about 14, I was at a wedding where they were serving mixed drinks during the reception. My mother got a strawberry daiquri, and poured about 1/3 of it into my glass. I was eating dinner, so it wasn't a big deal, it wasn't on an empty stomach or anything. But, that was all I had, and I was informed, that it was because of a special occasion. I didn't have anything to drink until I was 18, and I graduated high school, and then it was about 1/2 a glass of wine. Of course, now that I'm of age, it doesn't really matter.

I suppose you could always do what they do in some European countries and dilute the alcohol with water and give that to your kids, but what's the point in that?

Not a good idea. Best not to drink in front of them. Whilst a small amount may not be harmful, it can easily lead to more. Diluted alcohol such as shandy or even non-alcoholic 'near-beer' is not the answer either as these could encourage young people to go on to try the full strength version.

I would say yes cuz they won't have curiosity about alcohol later on and they would not like the taste to begin with.

There are small traces of alcohol in fruits. How do you think they make wine? All the kids you know probably already had some alcohol by now. :)

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Don't end up like the idiots on the news getting babies intoxicated on home video.

My dad used to let me sip from his beer and my mum from her wine... I also had small amounts of whisky as a kid... It's fine.

Sure! How about a syringe full of heroin on the side? :D

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