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#211 of 213 Old 11-29-2008, 04:19 AM
 
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i absolutely would. we were all allowed to taste alcohol growing up.. and i was allowed to drink it with dinner and such around 16 or so...so were my friends.. we are all responsible drinkers.. more so then anyone else i meet in college. i grew up around responsible drinking... i had no desire to drink until i puked like everyone in my dorm. the first time i got drunk i was with my parents .. on a cruise ship.. it was legal. i guess i don't get what the big deal is.

and there was a post somewhere back there that said early introduction of alcohol contributes to alcoholism.. which is completely untrue. alcoholism in your family makes it more likely. if you are around responsible drinking and your parents and family model responsible alcohol consumption there is no reason to say that it would lead to alcoholism.
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This issue is really huge for me but for the sake of my pregnancy induced high blood pressure I will keep this very short and not read any other answers.

NO. Have not and will not ever do that (nor would I recommend, commend, or find it positive that other choose to allow any amount of alcohol). I've never had a single sip of alcohol myself so it is entirely possible to get through life never being allowed by parents or yourself. My parents weren't excessivly strick by many means so it was in most part my decision not to partake in underage drinking.

I won't explain the details of why I dont' think ANYONE should drink but will simply say that life without alcohol is not a life of depravation or missed experiences. Kids should have convictions, and that was always mine... I'm very glad I made that decision at a young age and will empower my own children in hopes that they too will make what I see as the wise decision in this matter, not to drink.

it's very hard not to judge others based on this decision but, I do always try to keep an open mind and allow for other to have valid explainations for their actions either way. It's a toughie for me.

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This issue is really huge for me but for the sake of my pregnancy induced high blood pressure I will keep this very short and not read any other answers.

NO. Have not and will not ever do that (nor would I recommend, commend, or find it positive that other choose to allow any amount of alcohol). I've never had a single sip of alcohol myself so it is entirely possible to get through life never being allowed by parents or yourself. My parents weren't excessivly strick by many means so it was in most part my decision not to partake in underage drinking.

I won't explain the details of why I dont' think ANYONE should drink but will simply say that life without alcohol is not a life of depravation or missed experiences. Kids should have convictions, and that was always mine... I'm very glad I made that decision at a young age and will empower my own children in hopes that they too will make what I see as the wise decision in this matter, not to drink.

it's very hard not to judge others based on this decision but, I do always try to keep an open mind and allow for other to have valid explainations for their actions either way. It's a toughie for me.
But it is missed experiences. For some it's missed drunken parties and for others (like me) I would miss out on all the amazing wines etc. I have enjoyed as part of my cultural experiences.
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