Christina - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
For as long as I can remember my son has always wanted to try energy drinks. You know because they look interesting and he's seen other people drinking them. But I've always told him that they are bad for him and that he will not be allowed drink anything like that under my roof until he's 18 even if he has his own money to buy it.
Well he just turned 14 in February and in the last week he has used his own money to buy two energy drinks against my wishes. A Red Bull and a Monster Drink. I told him that if he keeps insisting to buy them I will no longer provide transportation to places where he can buy them.
I've always heard it's not good to give kids drinks like those because of the large amounts of sugar and caffine and I can't imagine it's really all that much better for a teenager. Please let me know how you feel about this. Am I over reacting? I'm a mom of an only child and stuff like that didn't interest me when I was a kid. Pop was good enough for me.