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 - 5:22pm
Ummm...no, still they are too young. The vacations we go on are still 21 years old and if they weren't I still think they are too young.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:22pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
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.

Well...yes, but not a single solitary poster has said differently, so what's your point?

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:23pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Yes, one of my friends friend was killed in a DWI (the underage kid was drunk who was driving who died) (this person was not drinking in their home but WAS drinking underage where ever they were). Do you find these stories to be unusual?

 

I find it unusual in that most of the drunk driving injury/fatality reports I hear are of ADULTS who were drinking legally before they got behind the wheel.

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:23pm
Yes but you are WAY over 21 years old lol
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:24pm
*raises hand* -- I drank, quite a bit, in high school. And you see the terrible life that I and my kids now lead . You find nothing wrong with your very young children drinking at home so yes, I think that is the difference.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:24pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Well then you are very naive. I pray your daughter doesn't drink and drive as well as her friends whose parents find this perfectly ok too.

My daughter's friends find drinking and driving perfectly ok?

"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 - 5:25pm
hazeleyes2005 wrote: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. Well...yes, but not a single solitary poster has said differently, so what's your point? Wow...have you read this entire thread?
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:25pm

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.

 

Huh, I don't have to open the newspaper to know what's going on with MY KIDS or my kids' friends or even the kids, in general, in my community.  Man, I'd hate to be so removed from it all that a newspaper was my source of info.

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:26pm
Sorry to hear that. I hear stories all the time of all different ages, not just adults.
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:27pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
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.

I don't know the rules of the homes my kids go to.  I know the parents general behavior and parenting styles, and then I trust my kids to be aware of anything that is out of family's boundaries.

"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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