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(Daily Star)   "My two-year-old daughter loves to drink alcohol-free beer. What consequences can that have?"   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 169
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2008-03-27 11:52:31 PM
She'll resent you for not giving her the real stuff?
 
2008-03-28 12:29:41 AM
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2008-03-28 12:37:07 AM
She'll be a future Farker?
 
2008-03-28 12:49:47 AM
I watch my brother give his kids (2 and 4 years old) brewed coffee, cans of coke and beer, then whinge about their misbehavior, all in the space of one visit.

/Internally, i'm facepalming
 
2008-03-28 01:34:50 AM
snuff3r: I watch my brother give his kids (2 and 4 years old) brewed coffee, cans of coke and beer, then whinge about their misbehavior, all in the space of one visit.

/Internally, i'm facepalming


"INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

Grow some balls.
 
2008-03-28 01:50:14 AM
I believe the question can only be answered by the Three Magic Words of Scientific Inquiry: "Let's Find Out!"
 
2008-03-28 02:02:05 AM
He's German. It's what they do.

/German heritage
//Gramps always gave us a shot glass w/ a little beer when we were kids.
 
2008-03-28 02:31:31 AM
"INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

Grow some balls.

Problem is when you're there with your own kids and you comment on other's parenting skills you're instantly classed as "one of those parents who think you're a better parent" and you can see them switch off.

I'm assuming you don't have kids because you'd know that feeling when it happens -- Grow some balls wouldn't be your response to my comments.
 
2008-03-28 03:34:00 AM
homepage.mac.com
 
2008-03-28 06:03:50 AM
snuff3r: "INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

Grow some balls.

Problem is when you're there with your own kids and you comment on other's parenting skills you're instantly classed as "one of those parents who think you're a better parent" and you can see them switch off.

I'm assuming you don't have kids because you'd know that feeling when it happens -- Grow some balls wouldn't be your response to my comments.


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So you're saying that having everyone think you're cool, is more important than the kids' well being?

Yeah, grow some balls, and do what's right. Maybe after that, you can grow some hair on them as well.

Around here, it's called child abuse, and if you think your own social acceptance is more important than the welfare of those children, then it's become pretty obvious that you, yourself, were drinking cans of beer as a toddler.

All you have to do, is take your brother aside, and tell him what a huge mistake he's making.
 
2008-03-28 06:39:26 AM
ksdanj: She'll be a future Farker?

Beat me too it.

/cheers
//hic
 
2008-03-28 07:20:39 AM
www.hotextra.com
"That's good beer."
 
2008-03-28 07:41:39 AM
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2008-03-28 07:42:47 AM
In Ireland they've been mixing stout with a babies milk since as long as stout's been on the emerald isle.

And my mom drank a lot of Scotch when I was in the womb, because it kept me from kicking too much. Go figure.

I feel normal.
 
2008-03-28 07:43:23 AM
She'll have bad taste in beer for life and everyone at college will laugh at her. (Except for the guys who keep trying to get her drunk. They'll be really... frustrated.)
 
2008-03-28 07:43:36 AM
2 year olds want to drink anything you drink - they quickly grow out of this. How is no alcohol beer any worse than a coke any way. Someof you people are such uptight freaks.
 
2008-03-28 07:43:45 AM
Oh, no! I meant ...mixing stout with baby's milk...
 
2008-03-28 07:44:27 AM
She'll get all of the calories of beer but none of the buzz. At least I'm fat and happy. She'll never know the beauty of arguing against artificial turf for the entire game and then realizing they're playing on grass.
 
2008-03-28 07:44:39 AM
Interesting. I too like to drink alcohol, free beer.
 
2008-03-28 07:44:53 AM
What consequences can that have?

She'll be an alcoholic crackwhore by the time she's 14. That's what the media tells me, and they wouldn't ever spread mistruths and giant leaps in (il)logic.
 
DAR [TotalFark]
2008-03-28 07:45:34 AM
I've always given my kids a sip of whatever I was drinking. They hated it almost every time and went right back to "their" drinks (milk,juice,water).

As teenagers they were allowed a couple of beers/wine coolers at family events or on weeks at home if they wanted it. None when they had teenage friends over of course. Seen both my teenagers get somewhat trashed at family events under my watchfully eye.

As far as I'm concerned, dealing with alcohol just another of life's important lessons that need to be learned and it should be learned at home in controlled environment.
 
2008-03-28 07:45:41 AM
"Wow, a secret staircase. But what do you do if someone wants a non-alcoholic beer?"

"You know, it's never come up."
 
2008-03-28 07:46:27 AM
Skip Frehly: they've been mixing stout with a babies milk

Pedo.
 
2008-03-28 07:47:58 AM
snuff3r:

If your kids are sober and their kids are drunk, you are the better parent. I don't know much about parenting, as I don't have kids, but I know that. Sober kids trumps drunk kids in the parenting competition.
 
2008-03-28 07:49:23 AM
Jens is now second choice at Arsenal behind Manuel Almunia, 30, after a series of cock-ups.

I know it can't be what I think it means.
 
2008-03-28 07:49:57 AM
TFA: Jens is now second choice at Arsenal behind Manuel Almunia, 30, after a series of cock-ups.

Doesn't this belong in the PornCamp thread?
 
2008-03-28 07:51:59 AM
FTAJens is now second choice at Arsenal behind Manuel Almunia, 30, after a series of cock-ups.

Huh?

He pours it down her neck, what the heck?
 
2008-03-28 07:52:18 AM
TommyymmoT: snuff3r: "INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

Grow some balls.

Problem is when you're there with your own kids and you comment on other's parenting skills you're instantly classed as "one of those parents who think you're a better parent" and you can see them switch off.

I'm assuming you don't have kids because you'd know that feeling when it happens -- Grow some balls wouldn't be your response to my comments.

==============

So you're saying that having everyone think you're cool, is more important than the kids' well being?

Yeah, grow some balls, and do what's right. Maybe after that, you can grow some hair on them as well.

Around here, it's called child abuse, and if you think your own social acceptance is more important than the welfare of those children, then it's become pretty obvious that you, yourself, were drinking cans of beer as a toddler.

All you have to do, is take your brother aside, and tell him what a huge mistake he's making.



ugh. it's not just a matter of "looking cool". it's also a matter of not being an interfering twat, even if you have the best of intentions.

you don't just go up to another parent and tell them how they should be doing their job. you might be able to lead or show by example, suggest alternatives like milk or juice when the dad gives coffee. but being a jackass doesn't help.
 
2008-03-28 07:53:12 AM
Sounds like she is being groomed for one of two career paths......

Stripper

Porn Starlet

or both...
 
2008-03-28 07:53:29 AM
DAR: I've always given my kids a sip of whatever I was drinking. They hated it almost every time and went right back to "their" drinks (milk,juice,water).

As teenagers they were allowed a couple of beers/wine coolers at family events or on weeks at home if they wanted it. None when they had teenage friends over of course. Seen both my teenagers get somewhat trashed at family events under my watchfully eye.

As far as I'm concerned, dealing with alcohol just another of life's important lessons that need to be learned and it should be learned at home in controlled environment.


My parents were the same as you. Kudos.

/Never had to hide anything from them
//cept for the porn
 
2008-03-28 07:54:41 AM
She'll be hooked on placebos by the time she's ten.
 
2008-03-28 07:55:19 AM
ckirchen1: Interesting. I too like to drink alcohol, free beer.

What a difference punctuation makes.
 
2008-03-28 07:55:27 AM
Ever wonder why there is a market for these:

feministing.com
 
2008-03-28 07:55:28 AM
Burping?
 
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2008-03-28 07:56:10 AM
FTA: "Jens is now second choice at Arsenal behind Manuel Almunia, 30, after a series of cock-ups."

Yup. Cock-ups. And I don't have a joke.

/daaaaaaamn.
 
2008-03-28 07:57:11 AM
When I was but a wee lad, I insisted that I wanted some of Grandpa Occam's beer. Grandpa, sadistic bastard that he was, was more than happy to oblige. I immediately decided it was one of the vilest fluids known to mankind, and that was that for about fifteen years.

I don't believe my early exposure to alcohol is the reason I drink today. I'm pretty sure it's the soul-crushing monotony, emptiness, and impotence that is everyday modern life in America.
 
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2008-03-28 07:57:12 AM
TommyymmoT: snuff3r: I watch my brother give his kids (2 and 4 years old) brewed coffee, cans of coke and beer, then whinge about their misbehavior, all in the space of one visit.

/Internally, i'm facepalming

"INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

Grow some balls.


Hey, I told my brother what I thought of his discipline-free bully rearing. Haven't talked to him in over 2 years as a result.

/worth it.
 
2008-03-28 08:00:22 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: She'll be hooked on placebos by the time she's ten.

Approves
i272.photobucket.com
 
DAR [TotalFark]
2008-03-28 08:01:11 AM
omahatattoo //cept for the porn

I haven't caught the 17 boy and his troop of buddies with that yet but they are all petty computer savvy.

/there's no way they'll find my stash.
 
2008-03-28 08:02:27 AM
i am facepalming so hard. both at the article and this thread.

/jesus, fark...
 
2008-03-28 08:05:45 AM
When I was a kid, whoever got my dad a beer, got the first drink. I haven't had a beer in more than 10 yrs. Can't stand the stuff.
 
2008-03-28 08:07:12 AM
TommyymmoT: So you're saying that having everyone think you're cool, is more important than the kids' well being?

Yeah, grow some balls, and do what's right. Maybe after that, you can grow some hair on them as well.


In every family, there seems to be 1 member who is perceived as having been 'unlucky', or 'never had it easy' (the corollary, of course, is that anyone else obviously had it easy).

Trust me: you criticize that person at your peril, because your own parents will be the first to attack you.

My niece got to Grade 3 before anyone found out that she was functionally illiterate; up to then, she'd managed to fake it. My mother ranted about the school system's failure, until I asked how-the-hell my bro & his wife managed to miss this? Cripes, I taught my kids to read, and had them read to me for practice.

My mother snarled that I was 'just lucky' that all my kids were bright, they read to her every single day, and a whole lot of other excuses. I'm not supposed to criticize my brother; I'm the privileged one.

/his marriage fell apart
//he & ex are off-and-on farkbuddies, which has really screwed up their daughter
///nothing left but schadenfreude
 
2008-03-28 08:07:17 AM
snuff3r

"INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

Grow some balls.

Problem is when you're there with your own kids and you comment on other's parenting skills you're instantly classed as "one of those parents who think you're a better parent" and you can see them switch off.

I'm assuming you don't have kids because you'd know that feeling when it happens -- Grow some balls wouldn't be your response to my comments.


Really? You can't see any way to raise the point without being a dick?

How about simply asking something along those lines of:

"Coffee? Doesn't that make then hyper and difficult to deal with?"

Are there really parents that deliberately try to make their kids as much of a headache as possible? Or are they just not thinking about the impact of differing body mass and tolerance (i.e. for a kid with 1/4 your body mass and no caffeine tolerance one coffee is basically the equivalent of you drinking ~8 cups in quick succession).
 
2008-03-28 08:08:02 AM
TommyymmoT: "INTERNALLY"? What the hell kind of uncle are you?

The kind of person who's smart enough to let Darwin take his course.
 
2008-03-28 08:09:06 AM
mrCasual: I believe the question can only be answered by the Three Magic Words of Scientific Inquiry: "Let's Find Out!"

I second that motion.
 
2008-03-28 08:09:42 AM
The next thing you know, kids will be playing with fake guns.
 
2008-03-28 08:11:31 AM
GLove88mph: i am facepalming so hard. both at the article and this thread.

/jesus, fark...


Only cause this thread calls for it

i4.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-28 08:13:23 AM
techmom: ///nothing left but schadenfreude

Well, at least you brought enough for the whole class.
 
2008-03-28 08:13:40 AM
I would so go all Wayne Brady on my kids if they drank my beer.
Buy your own ya little monsters!
 
2008-03-28 08:13:44 AM
Last summer, I let my 7 year old daughter taste a little bit of the beer I was drinking (Bell's Oberon Ale, nectar of the Gods). Her face inverted immediately. A few weeks prior, my 12 year old had the same reaction after taking a sip of some wine. Since then, neither child has expressed any curiosity about alcohol. Two years old is too young, but I see nothing wrong with letting a child get a taste of alcohol, because 9 times out of 10 they will have a negative reaction, and will not view it as forbidden fruit.
 
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