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Old 02-11-2021, 12:12 PM
 
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I don't disagree, which is why I said for sure it was anecdotal in how it actually played out specifically in my in-laws' families.

More so I was trying to emphasize my experience listening to these sorts of discussions about introducing your kids to alcohol in the home. I don't usually find these discussions (in my life) as being serious, thought out logical ones, with consistent follow through. It's more masquerading as a laissez-faire, throw your hands up attitude that I've often seen mimicking the parents' own relationship to alcohol.
Yes I can see that.
I was born in a Northern state but moved south as a teen. Big difference in how people view alcohol consumption. For many here drinking a beer was akin to a mortal sin, where as not a big deal in the North. Its not as bad now, probably partly because of the influx of transplants over the years, but I still see a difference in attitudes between local or long time southerners and transplants from more "progressive" areas.
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Old 02-11-2021, 12:26 PM
 
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Interesting, which cultures? My grandmother was from Ireland and she never did that.
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:30 PM
 
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I know the national drinking age is 21 but in some states like mine(Texas) parents can give their children alcohol in the privacy of their own home.So would you do that in your house if it was legal in your jurisdiction???I know some people think it will teach their kids to be responsible drinkers but the data and medical studies that i have seen indicates that it increases the likelihood of them becoming alcoholics.Also i know some people let their little kids have sips of beer or wine but no more than that untill they are teenagers or 20.Thanks in advance.
I would be fine with legal drinking in my own home.
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:46 PM
 
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The legal drinking age where i live is 18. Under 18s can drink in a private residence if a parent is there (so my theoretical kids can drink at home, but I can't serve their friends unless their parents are there too), and parents can also order alcohol for their kids in a licensed restaurant. My first drink was a glass of wine at an Italian restaurant when I was 11.

I allowed my daughter to have a fruity drink at an occasional family gathering starting when she was in her younger teens. Alcohol has never been a big deal in my life, and I never saw the need to make a big deal of it with my kid. We talked about the down sides, and have always preached moderation.
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Would you let your teenagers and 20 year old adult children drink underage if it was legal in your state?
Yes if it's in the context of a religious observance or a wedding toast, something like that. Not if it's in the context of a Super Bowl party or just hanging out doing bong rips in the garage.
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Old 02-11-2021, 03:17 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife let her kids and their friends drink beer at her house when they were in their teens. They would have some friends over to the house with some beer, but she collected all car keys and nobody left till the next morning. She knew all of them, if not at her house, would congregate somewhere and party and possibly have a wreck or get a DUI. This way they could drink and be safe.
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Old 02-11-2021, 03:18 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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It's an old tradition, very popular among certain cultures.
Yes, she was from Portugal.
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:21 PM
 
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Yes, she was from Portugal.
Portuguese, Italian, some old northern Euro types (aquavit). President Truman was famous for his morning bourbon constitutional.
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:27 PM
 
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While from a medicinal side the use of some 'fermented juices' may aide the young adult. It's not something I currently give nod to. Yes, as a teen at special events- holy days of service- wine was poured.

I recall from a medicinal nature rubbing rum on my little ones gums, teething pain.
Who knew it was an antiseptic and pain neutralizer

Otherwise since alcohol is a poison (chemically ), I'd probably be less justified to promote it to a person I cherish.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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These are not references from the original studies but are pretty reputable sources summarizing the data:

https://www.vox.com/2016/1/26/108332...r-drinking-age

httphttps://www.psychologytoday.com/...let-kids-drink

Some say the Europeans let their kids drink and then they know HOW to drink - the evidence doesn't really support that - there is a lot of binge drinking among European teens. Kids physically can't handle alcohol the same as adults and drinking at a young age then negatively affects physiologically how their bodies handle alcohol later. Also, just the fact of parents giving their kids alcohol shows kids that drinking at a young age is okay - seems simple, doesn't it.
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