Kids Tasting Alcohol at an Early Age Have Higher Risks of EtOH Abuse
There are parents who allow their kids to taste alcohol at an early age for the main reason of believing that it could lessen the risk of their children to become heavy drinkers.
Morocco, May 6, 2015 (Newswire.com) - There are parents who allow their kids to taste alcohol at an early age for the main reason of believing that it could lessen the risk of their children to become heavy drinkers. Also, others believe that allowing their children to taste alcohol at an early age will not make them ignorant of drinking and also make them aware of its unusual taste unlike their regular drinks for kids. However, studies show that even sipping may already risk the kids of being at risk for EtOH Abuse.
A study showed that for most young sippers, roughly those in their 6th grade, got higher percentage of consuming a full drink during their middle school years and even got drunk. On the other hand, those who were not able to take a sip in their 6th grade and even in their early years in middle school got a low percentage of consuming a full drink and getting drunk. For those who were included in the young sippers, they actually got their first sips not from occasions and some were offered by their parents at home.
Addiction and alcohol abuse
Experts who have been part of such studies are warning parents that instead of protecting children from EtOH Abuse, they are more likely exposing their children with the substance at an early age. It is given that children are really very curious and whatever they see from their parents they would want to try it. A simple offer for a sip can lead to casual drinking and worst making it a habit that could eventually result to EtOH Abuse. Though kids may have different assumptions from what their parents are doing, it is necessary that parents will always be guiding their children especially when they start asking about alcohol, tobacco and other substances.
Through the study, parents will be aware that in their purpose of protecting their children from EtOH Abuse, the simple offer of letting them sip a wine or beer could lead to serious alcohol abuse. At an early age, it is still better that parents will always guide their children as they let them try or experience new things as they grow.
It is true that there is a great percentage noted for EtOH Abuse in the younger generation. However, with parents guiding their children properly, they can prevent their kids from being part of the growing percentage of those abusing the use of alcohol.