My Peep At Life…

February 2, 2009

Alcohol not good for young people

Filed under: Health and Fitness,News — @ 10:36 AM

New guidance from the government recommends that children under 15 should not be allowed alcohol whatsoever. Currently the law states that children over the age of 5 can be given alcohol in the home, and this new guidance is not expected to change that law, leaving it up to parental guidance.

Personally I am of the opinion that a little alcohol while young takes the appeal out of alcohol. If it’s not forbidden it doesn’t have the same status in the eyes of children. However, the new guidance states that even a little alcohol can harm brain development and can cause problems in later life. It still seems that the main problems are down to excessive alchol though, rather than a little in moderation. Thankfully this is still being left to parents to decide, so the best option for each individual child can be taken.

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