Originally Posted by Laziza
This is funny... This will probably anger some people, but my parents had much the same approach to alcohol consumption when I was younger. I could always have a sip of their wine if I wanted. Wine coolers were treated kind of like pop -- I wasn't allowed too much, but I could have one if I wanted. I think that, as a result of alcohol never being treated as too big a deal or a forbidden fruit, I didn't go crazy in my teenage and college years. I could/can always take it or leave it, and I really think it was my parents' approach that caused that. Sounds like you're doing basically the same thing, and all I can say is: worked for me.
TV was the same way with me. I do screen what we watch on TV with kids around, but otherwise it's no big deal. Abi can take or leave TV. She'd rather play outside.