So, DD is 5 yr old and reallylikes to sip alcohol. Both DH and I enjoy a glass of wine or beer at dinner and will occasionally have 2 on the weekends. I'm of the philosophy that alcohol shouldn't be the forbidden fruit, but a well explained drink that my daughter is neither ignorant nor intrigued by. With that said, I allow her to sip my wine or my hard cider when I have it. Up until lately, this has been a very random event, maybe 10 tens. However, now, each night she asks for a sip and occasionally she will ask for a second sip. She understands (or at least can repeat back to me) that these drinks are "grown up" drinks b/c they have alcohol in them and that alcohol can make your head funny. I always say no to the second sip (giving the above reason of "grown up" drink/alcohol lesson. My question is, how do you think I'm doing? Should I limit the sips now that they are several nights a week? I don't want to start saying, but I feel a bit unease about how frequent they are happening, but that could just be that I'm new at this. I was raised in an alcohol free home and I'm not exactly sure how to raise a "responsible drinker." thanks.
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10/14/08 at 8:07pm