Question

Here’s something that happens a lot. At family gatherings, Christmas, Thanksgiving – often times my relatives will offer my kids a sip of their drink. Is that OK?

Answer

  • A single drink at a special occasion may be OK.
  • It is never okay to supply alcohol for teenagers to drink on their own.
  • Research shows that in the developing brain even small exposure to alcohol can create problems.
  • The safest approach is to make them wait till they are 21 years old.