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: 10-23-2001
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:41am
Lol Bord, We've hashed much more of it out on the other debate board, If you want it repeated here I'll gladly share, What more do you want to hear?

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:42am
Thanks for caring.

 


 


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Registered: 04-27-2005
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:42am

Silly me Jam. But lets boast how we go to church every Sunday and are actually teachers of children of the word too.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:43am
We're you under the impression that I particularly wanted to hear anything?
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:44am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Some don't get the celebration of the eucharist, What makes you think other lessons from church will spring up here?

That didn't answer the question or perhaps it did.  Yes, I think that answered my question loud and clear. 

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:46am
Good grief. This is worse than trying to put a naughty toddler to bed.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:50am

hazeleyes2005 wrote:
Silly me. But lets boast how we go to church every Sunday and are actually teachers of children of the word too.

I don't know anyone who boasts such a thing, do you?  You do have an interesting circle of experiences.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:51am

"Is there something in particular about European travel that turns kids into narcissists?"

The wine, du-uh! ;)

Mine is obviously doomed. Not only did she go to Europe long before she was 5, by the time she was 5 she was living in Europe fulltime. As for the wine, on her school trip in the 8th grade, the teachers took the kids drinking and dancing. Doomed, just doomed, I tell you. Oh, AND we pay for her college. Poor child.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:56am

Great job bringing it full circle back to the op!

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 12-29-1999
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 11:04am

IME, the kids of helicopter parents are usually the least prepared to deal w/life. But hey, YMMV.

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