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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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:57pm
You were there? lol
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:58pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>He has never had alcohol in a setting where drinking that alcohol would be illegal.  He's thinking of a military career and doesn't want to screw up his chances.  They're pretty strict for the MOS he's interested in.  Any kind of alcohol arrest, or something like getting arrested for something as small as, oh, say petit larceny -- would adversly affect or even ruin his chances of the career he's interested in.</p>

DS2 has a friend who is highly interested in a military career as well and some interested in athletic scholarships, they do google searches on these kids.  They look at facebook, twitter and really anything that pops up in google.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:59pm
I never said that. I said it could happen but it is more likely to happen when parents are not active and are more like friends than parents.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:05pm

puss_boo_kay wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I don't think I feel comfortable discussing the details of the specific security arrangments at a school none of my kids even attend anymore online. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>It would be the worst sort of foolishness to discuss that kind of security on a message board like this.  I've heard of people on the internet who go around gathering information and then contacting minor children on Facebook, using assumed names and pretending a relationship with their parent exists that's nothing but a lie.  And they do it by gathering information about those minors from message boards like this.  It's really horrifying to know the lengths to which people with malicious intentions could go to when they think they have some kind of axe to grind against other posters on a message board.  You just can be too careful.</p>

I agree, you can't be too careful.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:07pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Security at schools is a big deal now though, you do realize that? I guess even private school doesn't have very good security.

That is a pretty general statement about private school, can you support that broad sweeping brush?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:08pm

I can't imagine being here for great lenghts of time, it's a pain to navigate.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:09pm

Nope, just talking about that private school. I am sure your security is superior but shhh...we can't talk about it as that is going too far. BAER.

Edited for grammar, god forbid lol

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:13pm

Agreed lol

This site is very hard to follow.

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:14pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Well then why would you ask me about security details at my child's school, then when I refused to provide them, say you wouldn't either if it were a private school without much security if you knew my children's school wasn't a private school. That makes less sense than most of the rest of the thread!

Is it just me or does this "knowing" of the security at a private school (that one's kids don't attend) remind you of Puss's post a few pages back...

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 4:15pm
Ummm...we are aware of the security ONLY by what she has posted. It is obvious that they are not very good. Sad to pay all this money to send your kids and this is what happens. Shame.

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