Would you drink with your kids?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Would you drink with your kids?
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:33am

I came across this article, thought it was interesting and wanted to share.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2007
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 6:11pm

Actually in Texas (as in several other states) it's illegal to buy or furnish alcohol to a minor UNLESS you are the parent or legal guardian.

Pursuant to article 106.06:

Text of subsec. (a) as amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, § 79 (a) Except as provided in Subsection (b) of this section, a person commits an offense if he purchases an alcoholic beverage for or gives or with criminal negligence makes available an alcoholic beverage to a minor. (b) A person may purchase an alcoholic beverage for or give an alcoholic beverage to a minor if he is the minor's adult parent, guardian, or spouse, or an adult in whose custody the minor has been committed by a court, and he is visibly present when the minor possesses or consumes the alcoholic beverage.

I let my niece (I'm her legal guardian) have a glass of wine with dinner, or a margarita or a beer, etc... when she's home visiting from college and I know she's staying home with us for the night.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 7:05pm

The law is the same here.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 8:04pm
Thanks. I was wondering when the law had changed....

After age 18, I let my son have the occasional beer at home.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2002
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 9:38pm
It is in NH. I meant no offense.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 10:36pm
Oh, none taken!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 2:11am

LIZMVR:

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 2:29am

>>>In other countries in Europe (France, Spain) they are much more liberal with introducing alcohol to their children, and they don't have a drinking problem<<<

I don't know where you got your statistics applepie, but I did a quick web search on alcoholism rates and every article I found said that France has the highest alcoholism rate in the world with "an estimated 10% to 12% of the population, including some children".

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:27am

Coming from a very European background on my Dad's side, as I've written here before, the attitude my family had on my Dad's side that we were brought up in was very healthy and alcohol itself was not seen as taboo. Getting drunk and sloppy was very much frowned upon as alcohol was something for celebrations and family gatherings/dinner.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:41am

I just had to pop in to tell you guys that this thread is fascinating!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 3:59pm

I agree, paradigmshifter, that citizens of many countries out-drink