Should teens be allowed to drink alcohol under your "supervision"?
The New Year celebrations will begin soon. Will you allow your teen to drink alcohol during a party, under your "supervision"? Maybe you have already allowed this to happen, but there is clear and convincing evidence as to why you might want to reconsider this practice.
Drunk Driving is Not the Only Concern
I wrote a piece about underage drinking for momtourage.com, which is very timely for the holiday season. Sometimes parents think that because their teen is under their "supervision", and nobody will be driving, that it's okay to let the "under-agers" imbibe. There are plenty of reasons to just say "no" to the idea of letting them have "just a few", or partake of libations "just for the holidays", however. Drunk driving, though devastating, is only one part of the equation.
But, It's Legal in Some States!
In some states, under-age drinking is okay if a minor is accompanied by a parent. This is a frightening prospect, and it clearly points to the fact that some of the lawmakers in these states are behind the times when it comes to understanding the devastating impact that early drinking behaviors can have.
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