Last night there was a twitter party on the subject of kids and alcohol. Even at three and a half this is a subject that we have talked about at home with Roo and she knows that sometimes mummy and daddy have a drink that she cannot have because it would make her sick.
I remember when I was young that from about the age of 15 I was allowed to have on a Sunday a very weak small glass of wine and lemonade. My parents explained to me what it was and that it was a treat. Throughout my teenage years I never abused alcohol, got excessively drunk or took my drinking to extreme. My parents rarely had to witness scenes of me drunkenly stumbling home or cleaning up after me. The dangers and effects of alcohol were explained to me and I took those warnings on board.