Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 24 June 2016 Should you offer your children sips of alcohol during dinner? Should you offer your children sips of alcohol during dinner or at family events to get them acclimatised to the idea? Perhaps you’d better not. Some researchers warn that giving small tastes of alcohol to relatively young children may actually increase the risk of various problem behaviours, including drug use and binge drinking, later on. In one study, children who had tried alcohol before their sixth school year were found to be more likely to have had full drinks or gotten drunk by the beginning of their ninth school year than their teetotaling peers. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition The 5 biggest misconceptions about eating fat Medical Here's why SA is on the forefront of using new TB meds News Only 20% of people will know all the answers to this health quiz Parenting Myth debunked: epidurals do not prolong labour Medical Type 1 diabetes linked to coeliac disease Medical 30 000 lives could be saved with this vaccine From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Cracked rib? » Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last? 7 ways coughing can injure your body The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! Heart health » Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution You're not too young to have a heart attack How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?