We are still finding out the best way for parents to introduce alcohol to their children. At present, the results from research are often contradictory. It is clear, however, that is important to delay the initiation of alcohol for as long as possible. Put simply, the earlier a child starts using alcohol, the greater the possibility that they will develop problems with the drug in the future. One message to parents about the introduction of alcohol is clear - hold off for as long as you can!