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JustBob July 4th, 2013 10:04pm

Dad lets his 7 year old son take a sip of his beer. Do you approve?

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lilraerae Tuscaloosa
07/05/13 1:46 pm

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.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/05/13 5:27 pm

Do you think it's a factor to his alcohol abuse?

jimjimjimjim KCLE
07/04/13 6:14 pm

My parents did that to me, and I spit it out and told myself I'm never touching that vile liquid again.

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jimjimjimjim KCLE
07/04/13 6:39 pm

Haven't touched it since.

PeanutButterJulie Cincinnati
07/04/13 3:38 pm

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.

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jmz1202 Sacramento
07/04/13 3:25 pm

Approve is too strong of a word. Is it a big deal? No.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/04/13 3:47 pm

Was the only word I could think of

inge MIA
07/04/13 3:23 pm

That was the norm for me growing up. Alcohol never became a huge deal to me as a teen as a result.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/04/13 3:16 pm

Hopefully he will think it tastes nasty

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/04/13 3:19 pm

Lol, he did, but it was light beer, so I kinda make the same face :(

EarlyBird Portland
07/04/13 3:15 pm

The more forbidden, the more curiosity.

I say let him taste.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/04/13 3:13 pm

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."

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rlands
07/04/13 3:14 pm

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 :)

rk1222 Gone so soon
07/04/13 3:07 pm

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

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rlands
07/04/13 3:12 pm

I'm pretty sure they would start a criminal investigation against you if you have your kid an entire bottle :)

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/04/13 3:14 pm

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

rlands
07/04/13 3:16 pm

I think it's on a state by state basis actually, but that's what we went off of.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/04/13 3:18 pm

Maybe, I just googled Colorado, and went to the first site

rk1222 Gone so soon
07/04/13 3:23 pm

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.

rlands
07/04/13 3:06 pm

Just a taste? Totally fine.