Parents and soon to be parents, do you allow your kids to drink or smoke? If so, how do you make sure they stay on the right track in life? And if not, why? Im not a parent yet and not expecting to be at the moment, but when i do have children, I'll allow for them to drink and smoke. But they MUST maintain good grades, keep a clean record, and just plain stay out of trouble. I know how having the herb to support me through tough times in the growing stages of my life. I wasnt crazy about alcohol but it was always nice to relax with a cold beer when i knew all my responsibilities were taken care of. EDIT: What age would you allow your children to smoke/drink?