Teaching Your Children To Drink

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    http://web.archive.org/web/20031204105327/http://www.lewrockwell.com/wallace/wallace135.html

    Interesting......

    I havent ever liked any kind of BEER,alcohol,etc..... THEY TASTE GROSS :D (I dont know how people can stand the taste of it)
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right...

    ... dat's what's wrong with a lot of communities in dis country...

    ... buncha old drunks teachin' their kids...

    ... to be the next generation of sop-heads."
    :eusa_eh:
     
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    You can get used to anything if you put your mind to it.
     
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    Kids ARE going to drink and drink to excess.

    Why?

    Because getting drunk is fun, especially when you're young enough to be able to drink and shake it off the next day, that's why.
     
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    I'm old and I still do it.
     
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    I completely disagree with the slant of the posts so far.

    I didn't drink until I was of legal age and had moved out of my mother's house (of course). My father was an abusive alcoholic in his younger years and my mother's father was as well. My mother still prefers for no one to drink around her. Obviously her experiences have given her the understanding that some ought not drink. MY experiences, however, have been vastly different. Granted, I have been around quite a few that over-drink and use the excuse of being drunk for any bad behavior that ensues... BUT I have also been around more that have been more intellectual, spiritually grounded, etc... For some of us, our brains function at a higher speed than what allows for us to effectively focus at times... and drinking a drink or two or even more in certain atmospheres and with certain types of individuals can be a profoundly positive experience.

    I have four children who are quite young yet, however, that being said, they are around a healthy mixture of individuals that have different personalities and temperaments. I encourage my children to be themselves at all times especially within my company. I encourage the healthy display of whatever emotions they experience and I make sure they understand that as they mess up... make mistakes... that it is best to learn from them than to be defeated by them. It is very difficult at times but I really work at making sure they understand that they are responsible for their behavior at all times, even and especially when being provoked.

    I do not encourage my children to drink but it is one of those conversations I have already had numerous times expressing my hopes that they will do so initially in my or their father's company and forever remember their levels of responsibility both to themselves and toward whatever company they drink in.

    It is illogical IMO to teach children only the dangers of drinking and preach to them to not ever do so without giving them both the potential negatives and the potential positives in which would better allow them to make their own decisions when the time comes that they must do so.
     
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    I taught 'em real good.

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    OMGorsh.... They are so adorable, H. :lol:
     
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    Unnecessary.

    Most children are autodidacts when it comes to learning how to drink.
     
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    LOL. That was like 25 years ago. My brother and I were horsing around and the kids know a good joke when they see it. The one on the left is 26, married, and an energy analyst with Siemens.
    Other kid is 29 now and is the creative executive for a major Hollywood producer.
    I miss my babies.
     

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