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 - 5:27pm
Most probably. They ARE friends.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:27pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
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.

You might be surprised if you did the research, our last vacation the drinking age was well under 21 years of age.  I think a parent being educated on this subject is very important.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:28pm

  I have not been able to find anything to back it up as a true fact but I have read that in Texas it is legal for a parent to let their underage children drink in a public setting.  But the parent  has to be the one to order the drink  and hand it to the child.  The server cannot just set the drink in front of the child.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:28pm
The Catholic churches around here serve wine.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:28pm
I don't just read about what is going on in my community (or know from my children). I also am aware of what goes in other towns in my state and elsewhere.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:29pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
AND.....they can drink out of your site AND drive. Wow

Any kid can.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:30pm
Rules should be important too, IMO.
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:30pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Legal to that state. I wonder what the DWI and DUI rates and alcoholism rate is in her state.

200620072008200920102011Crashes5,4424,9805,2014,9724,6144,411Injuries4,2233,4423,6123,4523,2483,156Fatalities157229266209245244

 

 However, this is *all* crashes, not just minors who consumed alcohol in their parents' homes.

 

Then there is:

Under 18: Driving under the influence163 Total: Driving under the influence 17446

So, teenagers under 18 comprimised less than 1% of all DUI arrests.

 

Again, I'm way more concerned about ADULTS drinking and driving than I am children.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:30pm

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Nope, neither. Maybe you should check out that posters comments and figure out where the stalking is coming from :)

That is obvious, when one is making claims about security in a private school where one doesn't have children, it's pretty clear.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-27-2005
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:31pm
In Europe, yes I am aware of that. Again, I am aware of the drinking age for the vacations we take AND my children are too young to even consider it.

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