When is it prudent to allow a child to start drinking coffee, or any caffeinated beverage? I have heard that “caffeine stunts your growth,” but I don’t know if there is much data on that or other possible ill effects. I don’t want my children (13 and 9) consuming lots of sugar in soda, but…

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