Mona, I'm moving your post:Should I allow my teenage daughter to go on vacation with her friend?

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Mona, I'm moving your post:Should I allow my teenage daughter to go on vacation with her friend?
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 1:12pm

They are both good girls with no smoking, drugs or drinking. My dd is 17 and her friend just turned 18. They want to go for a long weekend to Disney by themselves but I'm not too sure about it. Even though they are both responsible I'm worried about the dangers of letting two young girls go away without an adult. Does anyone have any opinions?

Thanks,

Mona

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mahopac wrote:

It has to do with business risk on the part of the hotel.

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Registered: 04-16-2009

Here, there are many good hotel chains that will rent to young adults under 25. I too think that 23 is rather ridiculous. As a young girl, I worked as a chamber maid one summer. And it wasn't the young people that were a problem. There were many a room trashed by respectable 30, 40 and 50 year tourists.

I can see if the hotel is selling alcohol in the hotel room (i.e. those mini bars). Then the age would be set by the drinking age. Fortunately, the drinking age here is 19 and we restrict where alcohol can be served and who can sell it. No mini-bars in hotel rooms here.

But if the person has a name to hold the room and there is no mini bar or they are over the drinking age, anything else is age discrimination. Putting a large deposit on a room rental is also discrimination.

Those 19, 21 and 23 year olds do get older. Would they return after they have been turned away? I know I wouldn't. I would think twice about it.

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It has to do with business risk on the part of the hotel.

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Regarding the story about the 20 year old marine and his 19 year old wife - perhaps its just me....but from my perspective there is something fundamentally wrong with a society that considers people to be old enough to marry, old enough to join the armed foces (and therefore old enough to go into combat and kill people)....but not old enough to register at a hotel.

It's at times like this that I'm really glad I don't live in the US.

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At a lot of places, one has to be over 23yo.

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themamas wrote:

Hi, there, I just wanted to add that many hotels/motels won't allow kids to register unless there is someone 21 or older in the group. This could very well be true at a family oriented resort like Disney, even if they stayed off site.

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Registered: 02-25-2002

Hi, there, I just wanted to add that many hotels/motels won't allow kids to register unless there is someone 21 or older in the group. This could very well be true at a family oriented resort like Disney, even if they stayed off site.

 

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Registered: 08-08-2009
The comment about Natalie Holloway may have been cold, but also spot on accurate. And her mother and dad would totally agree. Sadly in the world we live in you have to worry about such and act accordingly.
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Registered: 11-28-1999

Well I think that is a great option.

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Registered: 12-06-2001

Thank you all for the responses. I tend to agree with all of you. I really don't want to let her go with just her friend. I'd be worried sick the whole time. So I guess the answer will be no. I may offer something like her friend may come with us when we go as a family next spring. She said no the first time, but if that is her only option, I think she will be satisfied with it.

Thank you all!

Mona

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