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Tell Mommy: Do Kids and Coffee Mix?

It's not unusual to see a youngster sipping a Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino these days, but does the caffeinated beverage and wee ones mix? While a mama giving her child a sip of her cup o' Joe is one thing, a flight attendant getting an 8-year-old girl a Venti Starbucks coffee is quite another. The parents of Payton Parkerson are upset after their child flew Northwest Airlines's unaccompanied minor program (which costs an additional $100 each way) and was advised to buy a large coffee by the airline attendant who was caring for the charge during a layover in Detroit, The drink had six times the caffeine of a can of Coke and allegedly made the child fall ill and vomit on the plane. While this is an extreme situation, do you think coffee is ever appropriate for children?

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