If your family is like many families today sugar and caffeine run rampant in the form of soda, coffee and other not so good for you drinks. A wonderful solution to the problem is herbal tea. My family loves herbal teas. You can drink them hot or iced and they are readily available.
Not only are herbal teas a delicious alternative to coffee, soda or black tea they are healthy for you as well. A great tea to drink in the evening is Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time Tea. For one family in Lewisburg, WV this is an evening ritual with the kids. It's soothing and calming.
Another group of teas our family is never without is Traditional Medicinals. These teas are simply amazing. At the first sign of a sore throat my kids ask for a cup of Throat Coat tea.
The Early Childhood Examiner has also written a great article on herbal teas for kids. Be sure and check that out too!