Underage Drinking

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Registered: 04-27-2005
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: 06-27-1998
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:08pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
I know my state. I have no reason to research other states but others on this thread have stated that it is legal in their state.

OH, well I like to be knowledge about the subject I am debating and we travel, so I do have reason to research other states and countries.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:08pm
Sorry to hear that. I worry about everyone and kids think they are invincible.
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:09pm
No stalking just obvious from the situation. Don't make it anymore than it is.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:10pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
You can fully trust your child and it can still happen. It is naive to think your child will do everything you have taught them out of your site.

Well yea, that's what we have been saying, glad you finally agree. 

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:10pm
And I agree with this as I am not naive at all. Security should be present at a school dance and parents should be more aware of what is going on at their parties with teenagers.
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:12pm
Not only just small towns. It is being involved in your child's life. Meeting the parents at functions and other places and knowing the rules of their home and what their kids are allowed to do.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:12pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
No stalking just obvious from the situation. Don't make it anymore than it is.

It's not obvoius (without a lot of assumptions, guesses and just out right fiction) and that's what is making it more than what was stated.  So either assumptions or stalking, pick one.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:13pm
Well then good for you, that is an active parent :)
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:14pm
Yep
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:15pm
Legal to that state. I wonder what the DWI and DUI rates and alcoholism rate is in her state.

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