10 Most Controversial Parenting Practices

2. Allowing your kids to drink alcohol

Why is it controversial?

For one thing, it’s illegal (though in many states you can consume alcohol with your children).  And if you buy alcohol for your kids, and any other children consume it, you will be held financially, legally, and morally liable for any negative consequences, including alcohol poisoning, drunk driving, and angry parents.

Is it really that bad?

An occassional glass of wine on a special occassion probably won’t do much harm, but it’s not a great idea to host keggers in your basement.  What about the argument, "They’ll do it anyway?"  Maybe so, but do you really want to be permitting it?