Underage Drinking

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Underage Drinking
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Mon, 02-18-2013 - 8:02am

We have friends who find nothing wrong with allowing their 16 year olds to drink. They allow them to have beer pong parties with their friends (because they are doing it in their home) and allow them to try different types of wines (In their words "to make them a connoisseur of wine").

We find this unacceptable as if they are doing it at home, you know they are doing it elsewhere and these kids are able to drive now so I can not believe that none of them ever drive home drunk.

What does everyone think of this?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 10:31am

Nobody is asking for specifics, I'm not even sure when stalking started but it was before this morning mops, Lol.. Yes, Let's get back to the issue at hand, Underage drinking, I don't know a lot about Greece or its laws but I've heard its got its fair share of problems. 

 


 


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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 12:17pm
Or not knowing for days that kids were in a "hidden" room stashing alcohol. Good security, good security. lol
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 12:18pm
Obviously all day for days if they don't notice something like that. lol
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 12:49pm

Yes, Greece has its problems. I imagine most countries have some sort of problems. However, alcohol use is not as big a problem here as it is in the UK, US and Scandinavia, for example.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:43pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
<p>We have friends who find nothing wrong with allowing their 16 year olds to drink. They allow them to have beer pong parties with their friends (because they are doing it in their home) and allow them to try different types of wines (In their words "to make them a connoisseur of wine").</p><p>We find this unacceptable as if they are doing it at home, you know they are doing it elsewhere and these kids are able to drive now so I can not believe that none of them ever drive home drunk.</p><p>What does everyone think of this?</p>

Well, these comments are all over the place.

1.  "We have friends who find nothing wrong with allowing their 16 year olds to drink. "

I have allowed my 16 year old to drink in circumstances in my presence where it was 100% legal to do so, in that specific circumstance I didn't find anything wrong with it.

2.  "They allow them to have beer pong parties with their friends (because they are doing it in their home) and allow them to try different types of wines (In their words "to make them a connoisseur of wine")."

Yea, beer pong parties are not happening in my home and there isn't any way that I would provide drinks for my kids friends in my current home.  This is illegal and I wouldn't do it.  I have allowed my son to try different types of wine, again see number 1...in completely 100% legal cirumstances and in my presence.

3.  We find this unacceptable as if they are doing it at home, you know they are doing it elsewhere and these kids are able to drive now so I can not believe that none of them ever drive home drunk.

I don't know that but if that is what you believe of your friends and their kids, I guess you would know best.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:44pm

Either it's legal or not legal and anything under the US Is illegal until 21.

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:45pm
Where did you get "days?" You really are good at fiction!
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:46pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Not every child finds themselves in that situation as much as you would like to think it is ok. I drank once, yes, once, in high school. A a friends house while the parents were working and we had one drink. Do I think it could never happen? Absolutely not but that does not mean every child is faced with this and maybe because my parents and the parents of my friends were more aware and acted like parents and not friends.

It happened to you as a kid with active parents, so why don't you think it would happen to other kids?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:56pm
3. We find this unacceptable as if they are doing it at home, you know they are doing it elsewhere and these kids are able to drive now so I can not believe that none of them ever drive home drunk. I don't know that but if that is what you believe of your friends and their kids, I guess you would know best. No, it is what I believe people do if they drink and get into a car. The amount of DWI's and deaths from accidents prove that.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:57pm
Some are saying it is legal in certain states if drinking is done at home under parental supervision.

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