Should kids drink coffee? Of course not, right? Well that’s what I USED to think. Sure, I’d let my daughter taste my espresso. Not a big deal. But I’d never dream of letting her drink much at such a young age. However, like everything in life, the reality is much more complicated. It turns out the the caffeine in coffee has much of the same effect as ADHD drugs like Ritalin, but obviously with different side effects. Using coffee to treat that is a bizarre application I’d never considered. There’s a really interesting article about this over at cafemom, check it out. Just keep in mind there are some potentially serious side effects of a kid having too much caffeine, so as always, consult your doctor before trying this (and expect him/her to discourage any caffeine consumption in kids). There’s another good article on this here.