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 - 6:42pm
Oh excuse my ignorance then for your well traveled child lolololol.
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:40pm
I am well aware this can happen (I know someone who used to take their parents liquour without them knowing) but we are not big drinkers and don't have much alcohol in the house. If I buy wine, it is a small bottle and you know, that is only 3 1/2 glasses so it is not going to sit for very long-lol.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:40pm
Oh, places like restaurants in France or Italy where they will give a teenager a glass of wine with the meal as a matter of course if he is there with his parents.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:39pm
Ok, Just checking

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:38pm
I agree with this hazeleyes, I have wine but not liquor, I buy spirits when I know we're having company but that's about it.

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:38pm
And in what setting would that be?
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:37pm
I have to agree on that point that I don't want armed guards in my children's school either. I would like them to be aware of kids storing liquor in a "hidden" room though.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:36pm

Why yes indeed, he has.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:35pm

I've heard about the school shootings.  I've just not been convinced the presence or absence of security personnel would make a big difference.  There were armed guards at Columbine.  Besides, if the security guards were busy shooting suspects, kids could be out in their cars drinking, and no one would know.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 6:34pm
He has never had alcohol in a setting where drinking that alcohol would be illegal. So has he had alcohol in a setting where drinking that alcohol would be legal?

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