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Would you let almost 16 yr old ds drink at a wedding?

(11 Posts)
DietingAgain Sat 15-Sep-12 08:08:40

That's it really. Ds is almost 16 and we're going to a family wedding. On occasions have let him have a couple of small beers. Just wondering generally what other people think is ok. So would you let yr Ds have a drink and if so how many.

DietingAgain Sat 15-Sep-12 09:19:40


usualsuspect3 Sat 15-Sep-12 09:21:14

I would let him have a few,yes.

shrimponastick Sat 15-Sep-12 09:26:10

Yes, as long as you are in control of how much he drinks.

DSS is almost 16 and has a small glass of wine occasionally with dinner. He soon gets giddy and if any of the GP are topping up glasses I have to watch them (they all like a good drink).

DS is a year younger and he isn't interested in booze at all. A Tango or Coke is a major treat to him though...

Remotecontrolduck Sat 15-Sep-12 09:34:05

Absolutely nothing wrong with a few at a wedding 16. Promotes a healthy attitude to alcohol vs. being allowed nothing until 18 and going crazy.

DietingAgain Sat 15-Sep-12 09:49:52

Thanks feel a bit better. He seems a bit too eager and always wants more than the couple I let him have (he doesn't get more) and don't know whether this should be a worry or if in fact I was probably the same at that age and that's normal.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 15-Sep-12 09:51:26

Yes I would let him have a few.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sat 15-Sep-12 09:51:29

I would allow the toast and thats it. Almost 16 is, afterall, 15.

colditz Sat 15-Sep-12 09:53:44

Yeah, probably. Almost16 is 15, and old enough to have a pint of beer with your mum. I'd rather my sons first experience of alcohol was a pint at a wedding with me that a bottle of vodka under a railway bridge.

colditz Sat 15-Sep-12 09:54:17

I'd put the limit at two pints though.

IloveJudgeJudy Sun 16-Sep-12 21:00:07

The last wedding we went to DD (15) who doesn't drink at all discovered vodka and coke (or rather DB and SIL introduced them). The amount she drank was a bit out of our control. She did have a few over a long time. Nothing bad happened. She got giggly and chatted. She hasn't drunk since then as she won't drink beer and isn't offered spirits at home. I say let him drink. In half pints or bottles.

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