Supervised Teen Drinking?
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|Fri, 11-01-2013 - 8:19am|
You couldn’t blame Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler if he poured himself a stiff drink this week.
A Democratic candidate for governor, Gansler has come under heavy fire in recent days for not taking any action to stop underage drinking at a party that his son attended last summer to celebrate his high school graduation.
The brouhaha arose after a photograph surfaced showing Gansler at the beach-house party—amid a sea of dancing, fist-pumping, bathing-suit-clad teens—looking for his boy.
Gansler and the other parents drew up house rules designed to make sure their kids stayed out of harm’s way: no driving, no swimming after dark, no girls behind closed doors, no hard alcohol or drugs. They held a meeting before “Beach Week” explaining these rules to their children and made clear that breaking them meant being sent home. And they assigned two dads to chaperone each night.
Conspicuously left off the house-rules list, however, was any prohibition against drinking beer or wine. While purists may argue that this amounted to condoning illegal behavior, it is exactly the kind of balancing act that sensible parents of high school students find themselves performing all the time.
Read more: Parents see Maryland AG Gansler's side on supervised teen drinking | TIME.com http://healthland.time.com/2013/10/25/give-parents-a-break-making-the-case-for-supervised-teen-drinking/#ixzz2jOamXMwy
Controversial topic for sure! How do you feel about supervised teen drinking? Is it a good idea?