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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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 4:40pm
Oh so it couldn't have possibly happened when you were there either?
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 4:44pm

What are you talking about?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 4:48pm
So you weren't really watching the kids either. This was at the graduation party? What about the one at the school? What happened with that? Where were the teachers when any of this was happening?
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 4:54pm

I was at the party.  I said hello to the kids that were graduating, dropped off our gift, congratulated the parents, and told my son what time I would be there to pick him up.  No, I wasn't standing there eagle-eying the kids in case one of them had a pint of rum in her purse.  Nobody strip-searched them on entry, as far as I know, and yes, these fifteen through nineteen year olds were left alone for periods of as long as, oh, I don't know?  Fifteen minutes?  Isn't that kind of.......normal....?

The one at the school, it appears some kids had set up some spiked punch in a room that was supposed to be locked but somehow wasn't, and the kids were whispering the secred among themselves and the kids were "going to the bathroom" and sneaking into the room for awhile in small groups -- I don't know how long a while -- before a chaperone got suspicious and followed some of them.  The party was shut down, and the students responsible for setting up the party room were disciplined.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 5:07pm
If a kid is hiding anything there's something wrong.

 

 

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Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 5:09pm
So basically not much supervision was given as you know, they are teenagers and we cant watch them all the time. If I was a parent of a student of a child that went to that school dance, you can be assured I would be going to a board meeting about this and the lack of security. I guess some parents, like yourself,find it ok and normal that these things happen and just let is slide. If your child was injured or killed by a drunk driver, I know you wouldnt be as lax anymore about underage drinking.
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 5:10pm
Exactly as they know it is wrong and shame on the parents who let their kids out of the house with alcohol underage.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 5:22pm

I don't buy that alchohol is offered at school sponsored functions/parties, And if a kid is caught s/he is punished accordingly just like other offenses.  Obviously not all schools follow those principles, Keep your silent auctions and private school galas, Lol. 

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 5:22pm

What is the problem?  The kids broke the rules.  The kids were caught.  The kids were punished.  What else do you expect to happen?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 5:23pm

Obviously.

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