Dad lets his 7 year old son take a sip of his beer. Do you approve?
My nephews stepdad did this and now my nephew is always drinking :( he's not even 21 yet and parties every weekend so everyone who thinks doing this will prevent them from drinking, not always the case.
Do you think it's a factor to his alcohol abuse?
My parents did that to me, and I spit it out and told myself I'm never touching that vile liquid again.
How did it turn out now?
Haven't touched it since.
Hopes are high than :)
I can see the reason to do it - for the large probability he won't like it. The more you restrict someone from something, the more hype there will be about it. No harm if its just a sip.
I did it because he asked, that's it
Approve is too strong of a word. Is it a big deal? No.
Was the only word I could think of
That was the norm for me growing up. Alcohol never became a huge deal to me as a teen as a result.
Hopefully he will think it tastes nasty
Lol, he did, but it was light beer, so I kinda make the same face :(
The more forbidden, the more curiosity.
I say let him taste.
I did, and the little guy hated it, made a face, and has been pissed at me since. For the last hour he's been telling me "dad, I can't believe you let me do that, and I think you might have broke the law."
Haha when my dad did that for me when I was younger I would pretend I liked it and then run upstairs and spit it out :)
Sip to taste, sure; Whole bottle, absolutely not. Sipping helps them with an open door policy that could prevent rebellion years down the road. Plus beer doesn't taste good to young people :P
I'm pretty sure they would start a criminal investigation against you if you have your kid an entire bottle :)
Looked it up, you are allowed to let the child consume, an only if its your child. If the child becomes I'll or inebriated, you can be charged with endangerment
I think it's on a state by state basis actually, but that's what we went off of.
Maybe, I just googled Colorado, and went to the first site
My mom was the Director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of NC and she said it is a national policy if the child receives physical harm. Because of the nature of alcohol, any harm is taken under the national law for minors.
Just a taste? Totally fine.