Jul 21 2010

Should teens drink coffee?

Experts say that teens are buying lots of coffee these days! Do you let your teen have coffee? Are you a teen who drinks it? Why or why not?

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7/16/2010 4:55:24 PM
Brandon United States
Brandon
nooooooope cuz its tastes nasty
7/16/2010 4:57:54 PM
Cassie United States
Cassie
I am a teen that drink coffee the reason is it wake me up in the morning but i only drink it when i don't get any sleep the night before.
7/16/2010 4:58:04 PM
MIkayla United States
MIkayla
Im about to be 14 and im used to one or two coffees a day. Im in Califorina visiting my grandparents and for a while i was really tired and had been getting headaces, it had been a couple days so i should have been used to the time difference so my grandma asked if i was used to caffinee and i told her about the coffee and so now im back on starbuks in the mornings or a diet coke through out the day.
7/16/2010 5:00:16 PM
Robin Wright United States
Robin Wright
I have a 13, 7 and 3 year old who love the stuff and 2 that hate it.  I let them have some just not all the time or everyday.  Because I dont want to start a habit.
7/16/2010 5:01:04 PM
Karissa Rose United States
Karissa Rose
Funny! I am actually a young adult who is trying to quit coffee... I used to work for starbucks, and I have been addicted to coffee since I was 18. What started as a "treat" quickly became a need. I can honestly say that coffee is SO bad for the human body, and should not be consumed in excess. I think that one cup a day is okay, but youth should be educated about the effects of caffeine, and the intake should be monitored and restricted. Coffee isn't the worst way of getting caffeine, diet/regular sodas and chocolate can be much worse. so, its important to be very careful, and to know what is most natural, and to limit even the natural stuff. Lately, I have been trying to detox from any unnatural or harmful chemicals, foods, and drugs. and I find that it is very difficult, but so worth it. Remember, if God didn't make it, chances are we shouldn't ingest it! ;)
7/16/2010 5:04:24 PM
mg United States
mg
I have 3 teenagers, and yes I let my 13 yr old drink coffee, when we go out eat, for breakfast or sometimes at a pie shop, but not all the time, maybe 2 a month.I was brought up as a catholic and after high mass on sunday, my dad would order wine for all of us, there was 8 of us, I was maybe 5 or 6, but he taught us to drink 8ounces of wine with our salad or soup, and main course, plus dessert, that 8 ounces needed to last for the whole meal plus we needed to leave a small amount in the glass. I don't see  anything wrong with caffeine as long it is not everyday.
7/16/2010 5:12:55 PM
Christa United States
Christa
I think it's ok as long as it's in moderation.
7/16/2010 5:16:38 PM
Katie United States
Katie
I am a teen surrounded by other friends that constantly  drink coffee. However, I am one of the few that don't need caffeine to boost me up. After all, I'm usually wide awake after my morning chat with God.
7/16/2010 5:17:21 PM
Lynn United States
Lynn
I am a teen and yes i do drink coffee. At first, my mom told me that coffee would stunt my growth. I believed her and never drank a drop until I was invited to go to a church book study that was held at a coffee shop. They bought me a coffee when i had showed up late. Now, I am addicted to my grande mocha frappicino with whip cream. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that it brings people together in many ways that are unthinkable.
7/16/2010 5:19:18 PM
James United States
James
I am not a teen or a parent, but as a person in the their mid 20's there is always a strugle with the temptation to drink. I think that drinking coffee can replace that. As i will be asked on a reguler basis by co workers and friends if i want to grab a beer. For me Coffee shares the same sense of "hanging out." For me i ask well lets go grab a cup of coffee, We still can share in the hanging out, and fellowship, with out the cecular backlash. So for me and my house we will drink coffee!

Keep rocking K-Love! I am a office manager and play K-Love on my computer everyday! It has opened lots of doors as my employees will come into my office with questions. And one thing is for sure i wont turn down my K-Love they will just have to speak up.

James
7/16/2010 5:23:35 PM
Teresa United States
Teresa
I don't see much difference in coffee and soft drinks.  My 9 year old enjoys coffee so on occasion he gets to have it.  
7/16/2010 5:27:17 PM
Lauren United States
Lauren
I love coffee in frappes! i dont like just plain coffee..i drink frappes whenever i can i even make them at home(:
7/16/2010 5:27:46 PM
Ashlee United States
Ashlee
I have been drinking coffee since i was like 11. I am 17 now and I drink coffee almost every morning sometimes only 3 times a week. However, i can go without it. I love starbucks but i get sugar-free vanilla latte or vanilla bean frappicino. I see nothing wrong with drinking coffee as long as I don't get addicted. It wakes me up in the morning and gives me an energy boost.
7/16/2010 5:28:30 PM
Chris Branch United States
Chris Branch
Does all that stuff you put in the coffee make the bitterness go away??? If it does I might try drinking it again. Coffee can have an opposite effect on a child than a teen or adult.
7/16/2010 5:38:16 PM
Derek United States
Derek
I am 14 and, on average, I drink a cup of coffee every morning.
7/16/2010 6:23:01 PM
Jerry Bailey United States
Jerry Bailey
I think teens should be able to drink coffee. I am 16 years old and have been drinking coffee all my life. My grandmother used to give it too me in a bottle before i could even walk. Now i drink it on a daily basis in both the morning and evening. In the morning it helps to wake me up before school and stimulate my senses so i can stay focused. In the evening it allows me to relax with my family or in my room as i read my Bible. In my opinion coffee does more help than hurt. My friends and family would rather see me with a cup of coffee smiling than without it and irritable due to a caffeine low. =)
7/16/2010 11:45:39 PM
Rhonda United States
Rhonda
My 15 yr old loves the flavored coffees/capps/etc but I very rarely let him have any. Mostly it's his grandma & aunt that let him have it from time to time. Now with McDonald's Frappe's...it may become more regular for both of us, lol. I don't have any coffee in our house but will buy it out from time to time. All that sugar, cream, etc we have to put in it just to drink it, is probably worse than the coffee and caffeine.
7/17/2010 3:36:23 AM
Amanda United States
Amanda
i think what is considered "coffee" these days is not really "coffee".  Coffee meaning brewed, black, in a mug with a little cream and sugar is fine in my opinion.  However, the grande mochaccino with whip and other concoctions are more like milkshakes.  yes, they are made with espresso which has more caffeine, but to me the extra sugar, fat and calories is WAAY worse than the caffeine.  I make a pot of french press every morning...always have, always will.  
7/17/2010 2:18:55 PM
Max Herrera United States
Max Herrera
I'm 20 now and growing up my parents really never let me have coffee because they didn't want me to get addicted to drinking coffee every day. When I would drink it, though, it always made me feel older. I believe that like me, teens want to grow up so fast and drinking coffee is a sign of growing up. But, nevertheless, I was a teen, there was no need for the "extra energy" that I always told my parents I needed.
7/17/2010 9:50:12 PM
Kevin Clawson United States
Kevin Clawson
Teens should stay away from this drug delivery mechanism called coffee.  And shame on adults who offer it to them.  I was dismayed to hear KLOVE DJ's even mention that she could not start her morning without a cup of coffee.  That addiction should alarm her, and her advocacy should alarm KLOVE.  The Bible tells us that our body is a temple.  Why would we knowingly pollute it with an addictive substance?  We should be a slave to nothing except God.  Let the Holy Spirit guide, not caffeine!
7/18/2010 5:24:23 AM
george United States
george
Caffiene is a drug. Just like alcohol is legal so is caffiene. Just like alcohol is addictive so is caffienel. I never allowed my children to have coffee or other caffienated drinks. Unforutaltelly now as adults my oldest is a coffee junkie and my middle one drinks caffienated drinks. At least I know I tried to teach them well!
7/18/2010 6:15:42 AM
Sarah United States
Sarah
I have never liked coffee at all!!
7/18/2010 6:49:57 AM
Rachel United States
Rachel
Most of my friends drink coffee, but I don't. I don't like the taste, and I find soda tastes so much better. It's probably just as bad for me, but coffee is just nasty.
7/18/2010 8:04:24 AM
Brody United States
Brody
I am 14 and here my point of view as a teen about coffee. Me personally ya i think its good and fine I mean were almost adaults they drink it why can't we. My parents drink it balck but I like alot of creamer and alot of surger but thats just me.
7/18/2010 8:36:06 AM
jenny perkins United States
jenny perkins
I let mine drink it sometimes, it cant be any worse than drinking sodaa.
7/18/2010 9:07:57 AM
Holly United States
Holly
I'm 14,and I drink ALOT of coffee. I have at least 2 grande mocha frappuccinos from starbucks a week and around 3 cups of coffee made at home a day. Though I haven't had any coffee from home lately. But I mainly drink any of that for the delicious taste.
7/18/2010 2:31:52 PM
Kaitlyn Clark United States
Kaitlyn Clark
I think coffee is fine as long as you don't over do it. Yeah, some people can become addictted to it, but as long as its in moderation and you're not drinking 10 cups a day, I think its fine. Caffine really helps in the morning, so I think I might start drinking it.
7/18/2010 3:43:59 PM
Leandra United States
Leandra
I am 14 and the only way I like it is if it has a lot of sugar and sweetener in it (and it still doesn't taste that good), so I don't drink it. I don't know how my dad can drink it just with Half 'n' Half. lol Smile
7/18/2010 3:47:25 PM
Kelly United States
Kelly
I sometimes drink {decaf} cofee! Smile i am 10 Smile Smile
7/18/2010 9:07:12 PM
magon United States
magon
let me tell you!!! ...i started drinking coffee when i was 13...and i blame my 5'2 hieght on it!!!  you do know that coffee stunts your growth right?....well i told my kids they are not touching coffee until the docs gives me an affirmative done growing diagnosis!!!...of course they are only 9,8 and 7 months right now..lol
7/18/2010 9:26:54 PM
Brian United States
Brian
I don't drink coffee, but that's because Caffeine doesn't affect my mother, brother, sister, or me. Frown
Coffee shouldn't be used as a thirst quencher, a cup or two in the morning or whenever you need that energy boost is one thing, but drinking too much causes dependence. Caffeine is a drug and should be treated as such; the more use it, the less effective it is, and the more you need it to feel normal.
7/19/2010 5:13:28 AM
Rebecca United States
Rebecca
I am not a teenager, I am 11, but my mom lets me drink coffee!Laughing I LOVE COFFEE! IT'S THE BEST STUFF EVER(EXCEPT WATER)LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing
7/27/2010 9:57:30 AM
Marcia United States
Marcia
I used to hate coffee, but now I like it a lot!!
But I only have it once or twice a week and I NEVER drink it black. Tong It is really bitter black. Tong

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