do you let your children drink coffee?

United States
March 12, 2008 7:54pm CST
hello! my parents always let me drink coffee i used to have it every morning. but now im into frappacinos and cappacinos and lattes. so do you let your children drink coffee? or did you let your children coffee??
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
14 Mar 08
No I don't let my child drink coffee. My kid is high energy without it. I'd hate to see what adding caffine would be like. Besides, it really isn't healthy for kids.Aside from that, I drink it myself. So I am sure when my daughter is older(4 right now) she and I will go to Starbucks together.
@suprema (297)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
My mom lets me and my siblings drink coffee, but not everyday. Just when we need to stay up late to study for an exam or something similar.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
No i never let my kids drink coffee.. if i catch them i always tell them that its bad to drink coffee.. when they reach the right age for coffee then thats the time.Its not good for children
• United States
13 Mar 08
My mother let me start drinking coffee when I was about 13 and didn't sensor how much I drake at all. My oldest son is 8 so he hasn't even asked to drink it yet, but when he does I think I will sensor how much of it he drinks and until he is atleast 16 I don't think esspresso will be allowed. However the bottom line is they are your kids and you do whatever feels right to you. Every child is different, and needs to be treated as such.
@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
13 Mar 08
I didn't at first give my children coffee because my dad always told me it stunted my growth (rolls eyes) and told me that's why I am short. Later on after I had my first child she would go with Grandma to her Great Great Grandma's house for breakfast while I was at work. Well one day I was off and went with them. They put the coffee straight in her bottle with milk and I about freaked out !!!!!! Anyhow, my oldest was only 8 weeks old when she got her first taste of coffee. The other children haven't had coffee until they were at least 2. I would give them a sip out of my coffee cup because they always thought mommy's drink was better than theirs. My 6 year old doesn't like the taste and turns her nose up every time I brew a pot.
• United States
13 Mar 08
My daughter is 11, my husband let my daughter drink coffee, not all the time. Just every blue moon, she just drinks a little bit, and then throws it out.
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
13 Mar 08
I drink only decaf and if my 13 year ask I usually let her have a bit.I jjust love the taste and not the high you get from it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 Mar 08
My 8 year old gets some about once every 2 weeks I would say. It is mostly milk and sugar though. Maybe 2 ounces of coffee per cup. He likes to drink it, but only gets it when is grandma gives it to him because I do not drink coffee.
• China
13 Mar 08
yes, i willing to let my chidren drink it ,because i think it is good for them
• United States
13 Mar 08
all depends on their age, my 16 yr old twins do, I have no prob w/ that but the 13yr and 6yr old, not yet. this way they have something they think they want and can look forward too, and it lets their bodies develop more, and better.
• United States
13 Mar 08
no!!! it makes her to wired up. only because she has ADHD.