Alcohol at home?

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Alcohol at home?
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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 1:47pm

I hope you don't mind me asking this question here,

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sat, 04-02-2011 - 12:18am

Up here by Chicago, they card untill you look like you're over 50.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:32pm

Here's a link to the different underage drinking laws.

Here in IL it was OK for the boys to have a drink with us in our home but NOT out in a restaurant. I can vouch for the Wisconsin law; last year after Hailey died and after Justin and his ex went to talk to the pastor about the memorial we went out for dinner. Justin was only 19 but we ordered him a beer and no one batted an eye. Here in IL it's only been the last 6 months or so that Jason (almost 24) doesn't get carded, even when he's with us.

Pam
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 10:56pm

That's pretty surprising--that definitely isn't legal here.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 7:04pm

I live in Wisconsin too, and I'm familiar with the "Parents who host loose the most" campaign.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 7:00pm

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Registered: 04-06-2003
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 1:01pm
I live in Wisconsin, which is pretty permissible with alcohol. I can legally take my teenagers into a bar and buy them a drink in Wisconsin, But in my county they have a program called "Parents Who Host Lose the Most" showing the dangers of providing teens alcohol. If your niece shared the alcohol with friends, even without the parents knowledge, they can be held liable for any consequences. There are ordinances here for keeping a house of ill repute and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. If an accident occurs, the parents can be held financially and possibly criminally responsible. Just not worth it, if you ask me.

I grew up in the 70s with a house that had a full bar in the basement, completely stocked and even a fridge that had a tap built into the door. Yes, I sometimes snuck booze and I drank underage when I was out often. There is alcohol in my house for when I have company over. I assume that my 16 year old son has snitched some when he's home alone. I've let him have a sip of my drink on occasion and once let him have a blueberry beer but he dumped it out. I'm not foolish enough to think my teen isn't drinking at all, but I would never give him a stash. I would never say it's ok for him to drink regularly. And I'm a pretty permissive parent and come from a drinking background.

Well, that's my piece. I'm not sure how approaching your niece's parents will go, though.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 03-31-2011 - 7:13pm

I am so sorry about your son's struggles. I can't imagine what horrors he must have seen in Afghanistan. I'm sure many soldiers must have to find ways to cope with their demons.

Your point about unmonitored exposure to alcohol is a good one. The teenage brain is much more susceptible to addiction than at any other

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 8:45pm

Do not do this.

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 11:45am

Thank you all so much for your replies, I really appreciate them all.

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 11:11am

They're wrong, pretty stupid, but that's their problem.

Do not do this.

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