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To think a friend shouldn 't give a sip of beer to get ds 8?

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FedupofTurkey Fri 01-Feb-13 14:18:35

I was :0 at it. She said a bit won't harm, they do in france! Isn't she setting up problems for the future?

mrsbunnylove Sat 02-Feb-13 20:46:34

harmless, i think. i gave mine alcohol, dosed her with the stuff. she hasn't shown any sign of being over-attached to alcohol yet.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 01-Feb-13 17:06:10

Do you think the OP is coming back?

extracrunchy Fri 01-Feb-13 17:00:53

A sip?! For god's sake OP... YANBU YABRidiculous!!

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 01-Feb-13 16:56:04

YABU. You would have been totes shock at me as once when camping I dipped my finger into my wine and my baby DS2 aged about 17 months tasted it. He then reached out to drink the whole glass as he so liked the taste. I have learned not to do that again grin

Mind you both DC now recoil at any suggestion that they might like a sip of beer, so obv not scarred for life

TheYamiOfYawn Fri 01-Feb-13 16:55:13

My mother is French, and I was given watered-down wine with food regularly from when I was 5 or so. I would have a glass of undiluted wine from around 14. By that point, I liked nice wine and didn't associate it with getting drunk, so had no desire to get hammered on cheap nasty drinks in my teens. I have continued to drink less than my friends (but very good quality) ever since.

tattoosarenotallowed Fri 01-Feb-13 16:50:51

My gran used to dip my brother's dummy in her vodka and bitter lemon. Hasn't done him any harm that I can see.

ZipItShrimpy Fri 01-Feb-13 16:48:47

Fenton grin

katiecubs Fri 01-Feb-13 16:19:34

OP you are crackers

OneMoreChap Fri 01-Feb-13 16:18:01


I was allowed watered wine or beer as a youngster.
I preferred Coke.

If alcohol is available and drunk with meals, and you don't make it special, it's much less rebellious to drink it.

I remember going to one lads house and he said, "there's some beer left from a party, shall we drink it?" I thought, there's beer in our frdige, and i don't like taht, so said "No".

sheepflower Fri 01-Feb-13 16:14:30

YABU. It's a sip. Nothing will happen!

MrsWolowitzerables Fri 01-Feb-13 16:12:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

InNeedOfBrandy Fri 01-Feb-13 16:03:06

Where have you gone OP, thinking of a new spoon to mix somewhere else?

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 01-Feb-13 16:02:45

If it was Stella YABU
If it was Watneys Red Barrel, YADNBU

In this, as in all areas of parenting, it's important to establish good habits from the off.

Fenton Fri 01-Feb-13 15:58:56

I'd be surprised if an eight year old would actually like beer and develop a serious taste for it.

I wouldn't be shocked or alarmed.

DS1 has always had a bit of a taste for Pinot Grigio, - he used to toddle over and drop his dummy in my glass, I thought it was an accident the first time it happened grin

He is eight now and he's still only on one glass a day, so it can't be that bad.

Booyhoo Fri 01-Feb-13 15:34:16

what problems do you think she is setting up OP?

my dsis and i were both allowed to have a sip of my mum's wine around that age. i thought it was vile and have never touched any wine since. dsis liked it and would have the odd sip now and again however chose to be tee total aged 18 when she saw how some of her friends reacted to alcohol. neither of us have experienced any problems as a result of having wine at that age.

SPBInDisguise Fri 01-Feb-13 15:28:42

was this her child or yours?

SomeKindOfDeliciousBiscuit Fri 01-Feb-13 15:27:03

Legally you can give a child some alcohol at home from five years old. I assume they mean sips, but YABU.

Pagwatch Fri 01-Feb-13 15:23:23

No. She isn't .

Did you not see the other 30 posts saying no, it will not set up problems and yes, you are being unreasonable?

Scholes34 Fri 01-Feb-13 15:20:33

You should give some serious thought to CAMRA membership for him.

BackforGood Fri 01-Feb-13 15:13:23

a sip ? really... a sip ?

usualsuspect Fri 01-Feb-13 15:11:39

Call the police

OldBeanbagz Fri 01-Feb-13 15:06:57

Was it your DS or hers? If yours then she really shouldn't have done it without asking your permission?

If it's her DS then i'd have no problems. My children (11 & 8) have both had odd sips of wine/beer but it's always met with a look of disgust. I don't think i'm setting them up for a lifetime of alcohol abuse.

I on the other hand, grew up in a house with a strict no alcohol policy and boy did rebel against this in my late teens!

Trazzletoes Fri 01-Feb-13 14:58:18

Just out of interest, OP, at what age do you think it would appropriate?

GirlOutNumbered Fri 01-Feb-13 14:56:15


manicbmc Fri 01-Feb-13 14:50:55

Has anyone called SS yet? hmm

I am reliably informed that I got tipsy at a Greek wedding when I was 2 (and nicking people's champagne).

I was allowed sips of beer, wine and sherry (at Christmas) as I was growing up. By about 13 I was also allowed a small glass of wine with my dinner, though we rarely had wine anyway.

I'm 43. My liver is in good order and I'm not a raging alcoholic.

And thankyou for reminding me to put wine in the fridge for later. grin

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