Everyone remembers being too young to have some of grandma’s special punch or a sip of mom’s champagne. Chances are we wouldn’t have liked the taste at that age anyway, but that’s beside the point. Children often feel left out at social gatherings because they don’t get to have special drinks in fancy glasses. They don’t know that alcohol isn’t good for them at such a young age or that it might make them feel ill the next morning. All they know is they can’t have any.
During your next family gathering, change that can’t into a can. No, that doesn’t mean you should give your children alcohol. What it means is that you create beverages for them that look like cocktails, but are non-alcoholic. They get to have the fun of a fancy drink without the ill effects. Best of all, these drinks are so good, the children might have to share them with the adults who are bypassing liquor calories at the party.