Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men Medical 7 celebs with rare diseases Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ Sex These 2 factors make the biggest difference in your sexual satisfaction From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.