It's common for parents to give their children a taste of their drinks, presumably to foster a healthy understanding of alcohol. But now researchers say that can lead kids down a very dangerous path. Laci looks at what happens and why.

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"Under-18s should be banned from having ANY alcohol: Warning that attempts to introduce children to drinking risks turning them into an alcoholic in later life"
dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2320218/Under-18s-banned-drinking-ANY-alcohol-risks-turn-alcoholic-later-life.html
"Parents who give their children small amounts of alcohol in the belief they are instilling a sensible attitude to drinking may unwittingly be giving them a taste for booze, a psychologist has warned."


"Should Children Be Allowed to Sip Mommy's Drink?"
healthland.time.com/2012/09/20/should-children-be-allowed-sips-of-mommys-drink/
"Will allowing your child a sip of wine at an early age prevent him from engaging in dangerous drinking later? Probably not, but plenty of parents think so, finds a recent study."


"Dad, I Prefer the Shiraz"
online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703386704576186380879004132.html
"All American family? Hardly. But some studies say children whose parents drank with them at home or during meals were less likely to binge later."

"Letting Children Sip: Understanding Why Parents Allow Alcohol Use by Elementary School-aged Children"
archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1360891
"To investigate prosipping beliefs about alcohol among parents and the relations among these beliefs, parents' alcohol-specific attitudes and practices, and children's reports of initiation of alcohol use."

"Adults' approval and adolescents' alcohol use"
journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jah/article/PIIS1054139X04000539/abstract
"To compare adults' approval of adolescents' alcohol use among white, black, and Latino youth and to evaluate the effects of approval on most recent alcohol consumption, past 30-day use and binge drinking."

CDC: Alcohol and Public Health
cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/underage-drinking.htm