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“Should Parents Give Alcohol to Their Kids?”

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Studies show that, by the time kids reach the legal drinking age of 21, there’s an 86 percent chance they’ve already had alcohol. And while some teens have to sneak it or even steal it, others are being served by the people you’d least expect — their parents.

With spring break wrapping up and prom season under way, teen drinking is a hot topic of conversation.

Each year, nearly 200,000 underage drinkers visit emergency rooms due to alcohol-related incidents. And that’s leading some parents to begin alcohol education at home.

“Early Show” contributor Taryn Winter Brill reported some parents, such as Laura Zinn Fromm, have begun allowing their kids to imbibe.