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2shoescreepingthroughblood Sat 30-Oct-10 23:41:13

Am I the only parent whose 18 yr old really(and I mean really) has no interest in drink?
he has always known that if he wants to have a drink it is no biggie, if me and dh are having a drink and ds is in the room , I ask him if he wants one, but he doesn't ant to drink.
he is a normal teen, he has mates who drink, his GF has (good taste in drink) a drink, but he has no interest.
so come on am I alone???

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 30-Oct-10 23:48:18

You may be alone but really, count yourself lucky. That's a ggreat attitude to have.

2shoescreepingthroughblood Sat 30-Oct-10 23:49:24

he says he is mad enough without it lol

maryz Sun 31-Oct-10 09:31:13

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frakkinstein Sun 31-Oct-10 09:37:21

My brother is 18 and very rarely drinks. I never drank at home and only drank when out under extreme pressure - stopped doing that after my first term at Uni when I realised noone actually cared whether I forced myself to drink or not and I had more fun when I wasn't drunk than when I was.

onimolap Sun 31-Oct-10 10:00:04

Is he very sporty?

DNeph and his circle of friends were, and they rarely drank. (Nothing like my teen days!)

SweetnessAndShite Sun 31-Oct-10 10:04:48

My brother never drank much as a teenager and still doesn't drink much now (aged 30), It's because as soon as he could drive that's all he wanted to do (this is the sort of person who has driven all the way round the M25 just for fun!)

Thankfully he would never consider drinking and driving (not even one drink) hence he rarely drinks as the driving comes first.

2shoes, Your DS sounds very level headed and I hope I can raise my boys with a similar attitude to drinking.

usualsuspect Sun 31-Oct-10 10:36:57

My eldest dd never drank as a teenager and still doesn't now

nottirednow Sun 31-Oct-10 17:49:50

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Dracschick Sun 31-Oct-10 17:55:00

My ds1 is 17,quite often goes to the pub with his friends,goes to house parties and never drinks,Ive always said I dont mind him drinking sensibly but it hold no appeal to him.

At xmas and parties we let the dc have a smidge of wine with lemonade or a lager shandy but ds1 doesnt like alcohol full stop.

Im not a big drinker but Dh could sink a battleship hmm.

Dracschick Sun 31-Oct-10 17:55:55

Im 36 and rarely drink,have never smoked and even pirotin <sp> anti histamine floors me.

2shoescreepingthroughblood Sun 31-Oct-10 19:20:28

he is very not sporty, he hates all sports.
to look at him you would think he would love a drink.
you know, long hair Tatts, piercings, but he just has no interest.
he says he is mad enough with out it

pagwatch Sun 31-Oct-10 19:23:35

DS1 is 17 and drinks but only a little and only at parties. I have never seen him come home drunk ( and he always comes home) and he is only occasionally a bit tipsey.

He is a sportsman. But I think the loss of control bothers him and I think he is worried about drugs as his brother has ASD post vaccines - I think he ponders whether his is fragile to the effects of shit in his system IYSWIM.

Still came home to a post party messy house and all our champagne gone though ... he may not drink but his friends do [sigh]

sarah293 Sun 31-Oct-10 19:30:25

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stressedHEmum Mon 01-Nov-10 08:55:18

Neither of my 2 older boys drink, really. They are 18 and 20.

18 year old never has at all, he just has no interest. DS1 didn't at all, until he went to uni. Even now he rarely drinks, never gets drunk and doesn't drink at all when he is at home (he reckons it's not a good example to set his much younger siblings.) He is much too tight with his money to drink much anyway.

mumeeee Mon 01-Nov-10 14:10:44

DD3 18 very occansionly drinks but then she'll only have one drink. She is still very happy with coke or lemonade. Some of her friends drink but she still just sticks to one drink.

WingDad Mon 01-Nov-10 17:25:47

I had my stomach pumped when I was 12 because of drinking too much, so didn't touch anything remotely alcoholic until I was about 20. 'Twas a good job really....

Batteryhuman Mon 01-Nov-10 17:30:32

Ds1 is 18 and ASD and thinks alcohol is the devils work smile.

DS2 is 17 and will drink th occasional lager when offered and maybe 2 or 3 at a party. He does not like spirits or wine.

Neither take after their wine soaked parents.

DS3 is 9 and I think he will be the party animal.....

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 01-Nov-10 17:31:20

I offer dd a drink at birthdays/family get togethers etc, she accepst but winces as she sips it, she doesn't like the taste.

She genuinely doesn't like it - I was quaffing back martini and cherryade at her age. Thankfully she is more sensible. She is very sproty, though, that probably has something to do with it,

stleger Mon 01-Nov-10 17:38:54

My ds ended up in hospital after a whiskey based experience when he was 15, in the children's ward. He was blush. He decided it wasn't a good idea. His sisters saw him getting carted off in the ambulance, so they also decided to avoid it (dd1 is 17, dd2 is nearly 14...) It is a bit of a pain for him as so much socialising is in pubs and places, and being sober when others aren't is a strange sensation. (Is ds well 2shoes? He is one of my favourites on here!)

PixieOnaLeaf Mon 01-Nov-10 17:40:48

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Batteryhuman Mon 01-Nov-10 19:13:04

My 11 yr old goddaughter (very wealthy expat background) was complaining of a headache on FB this morning and from her friends jokes it was clear that alcohol was the cause. I was shocked and more so knowing that her mother will see the post and clearly doesn't seem that bothered as its not the first time she has reported that she drinks at parties.

I hope what you say is true Pixie and that my DSs will not suddenly start drinking in their 20s.

lollipopshoes Mon 01-Nov-10 19:14:33

I have a friend who has never drunk.

She tried it once, didn't like it, didn't see any reason to try it again.

Good for her I say (whilst quaffing another glass of wine grin)

larry5 Tue 02-Nov-10 16:37:45

My dd is 18 and does not drink. She tasted something once didn't like the taste and has decided that she will never drink. She has just started uni and whilst others around have been drinking she has stuck to cokes and fruit juice.

bruffin Tue 02-Nov-10 19:31:21

DS 15 recently went to his first party where others got drunk. He ended looking after a girl who had got herself drunk ie keeping her off the trampoline etc that he decided he probably had more fun staying sober than the drunk ones had.

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