Honestly, it's the kids that I knew who grew up in families that we're like "here have a drink" that had a better relationship with alcohol in the long-run than those who never drank when they were young. Most of my friends were from German Catholic families. It was no big deal at all for them to have beer or two when they were as young as ten. Because they grew up with alcohol, it wasn't any big deal to them. It was just a drink.
I grew up in a conservative Baptist family. I didn't even smell a beer until I was in college.
And because I had never drank I didn't have any clue on how to handle it. It got ugly... Stayed ugly.