Would you drink with your kids?

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Would you drink with your kids?
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:33am

I came across this article, thought it was interesting and wanted to share.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2004
Sat, 03-05-2011 - 5:55pm

interesting. I will ask my aunt about this too. Law enforcement for almost 50 years. There used to be a provision that your minor child at least 15 could have a small amount as long as it was x amount, permitted by you and most importantly ONLY under your own roof and no one going out in public. Big emphasis was on "under your own roof"

no one else could allow it nor could they allow theirs while a guest in your home. Because it isn't their roof they are at.

From this link it looks like that may have changed. And not everyone would know that. I don't doubt your link a bit but am curious. When I get an answer from her I will post it back. Also curious to know when that change took place....hmm

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Registered: 10-01-2004
Sat, 03-05-2011 - 6:01pm
sorry I tried to post the reply to the pp about notsureatallanymore regarding Texas law....
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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 2:21pm

I cut and pasted that straight off of the Texas State Government website, so I'm 100% sure about the validity of the text, and the law.

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 9:07pm

I wouldn't drink with my kids. Not only because it's illegal, but it's just plain weird. My dad always drank with us and he would get trashed. Since we weren't totally sold on the taste of alcohol, we would sip ours. We would be sober and he'd be trashed and he would make an @** of himself. I never wanted to be *that guy*.

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Registered: 07-28-2007
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 11:45pm

The replies are very interesting....

I guess I don't get it.....

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Registered: 03-11-2008
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 1:02am

I read all the replies and a lot of you make some good points. But, I think it's all relative.

In my house the booze was readily available. Since we were 16, we were allowed to drink. My stepdad kept a well stocked bar and beer fridge. If we had friends over and raided the liquor cabinet or the fridge in the basement, DSD never knew. For me, the novelty wore off. For my two brothers, it didn't. They are full blown alcholics. So two out of six kids became alcholics. Four of us did not.

I was friends with lots of kids from a Southern Baptist background. Everything was taboo. When some of these kids grew up, they became the biggest alcholics, sluts, womanizers, druggies... you name it.

My take is, restiction makes things more appealing. Permissiveness can go either way.

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Registered: 07-28-2007
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 9:10pm

Thanks for your reply back...

But I don't think the bottom line issue/question is a matter of it being relative.

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 9:43pm

Yeah, alcohol was always around my house(s). I had two sets of parents with weekend visits with dad. My parents were always trying to outdo each other with "who can be the cooler parent". The last time I got drunk with a parent, I was 22. I passed out in my old room (I was out of the house by then). My mom cut off all my hair. I had to go to the barber and get a buzz cut, because she chopped my hair to bits (she was drunk too).

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