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: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:17pm
I guess you can research her state then.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:17pm
I guess you can research her state then.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:17pm
I guess you can research her state then. I have no interest in finding out the drinking age when I travel as my kids are too young to drink.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:19pm
AND.....they can drink out of your site AND drive. Wow
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:19pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
I don't have to see it to be able to know what goes on. Open your local newspaper or news. Again, read my comments as I didn't say that.

See what?  What didn't you say?

 What is my local newspaper going to tell me about my kids?  They aren't in the news for underage alcohol, drug use or even petty theft.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:20pm

Depends on where you travel.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:20pm
Nope, neither. Maybe you should check out that posters comments and figure out where the stalking is coming from :)
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:21pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;bordwithyou&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;The very best kind of security is a close community that watches out for each other.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Yes, yes, and yes. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I'm constantly freaking my kids out - particularly The Girl - by knowing their friends' parents, etc.  I work with The Girl's boyfriend's dad (kinda), and know, more than just in passing, the parents of the vast majority of her friends.   She'll mention some kid and I"ll say "Oh, is that so-and-so's daughter?" and she'll be all "Moooooommmmm. Do you know EVERYBODY?"     I love small towns.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I love my kids groups of friends, the parents all know each other well and we all talk to each other on a regular basis.  </p>

 

I sometimes know of breakups and new romances before The Girl does ... because we moms talk. (sometimes while we are drinking wine)   -- see how I did that? pulled it all full circle?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:21pm
Unfortunately if you are lax about drinking, they could be. What's with the petty theft? This is the 3rd time it has come up. Would you like to explain this?
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:22pm

mygarnetboy wrote:
<p>Judgey, much? I drank a bit in high school. I had/have AWESOME parents. I also had 21 year old friends (in HS I worked w/several) who would buy me alcohol where I worked. My actions were hardly a reflection of crappy parenting or loose morals. They were the actions of a fairly typical teen. I drank responsibly, never drove after drinking (or rode with someone who drank) and never to excess. In hindsight, it was all rather harmless--b/c there was no way I was going to get pukey drunk and go home to my parents like that.</p>

 

*raises hand* -- I drank, quite a bit, in high school.  And you see the terrible life that I and my kids now lead ...

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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