Kids and alcohol

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07/12/2012 at 11:07

Perhaps the wise thing to do would be to is have a friendly chat with the bloke and find out what his ground rules are and who else is likely to be there - presumably you can get hold of his number?

Your daughter sound pretty sensible but I would always be slightly concerned about the presence of older lads I didn't know - unless everything was being properly supervised.



seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 12:13

I did stop my son from going to a party a few weeks ago even though he is 17.............the party was around bonfire night ...and they were going to have fireworks......

now i do not believe that fireworks should be for public sale and think that they should be restricted to official events.........

so the thought of the mixture of teenage boys , alcohol and fireworks.........made me very uneasy..........

so i said no and he accepoted it without a the end the party was cancelled for some reason.....

07/12/2012 at 12:48

SparklyHope has said it for me; I was brought up on being offered alcohol in moderation and I can take it or leave it. I have done the same with my 4 (youngest 15) and they seem to be able to to do the same. It is great that your daughter can ask and explain the situation. But; not knowing the adult would be a deal breaker for me. I would say no and explain that this is because I do not know the adult involved. Young people need to know about alcohol, it seems to me that the more you try to stop young people the more likely they are to make an un-informed choice to do so. You would be amazed how many people I come across who take drink and drugs with no idea what they do or how much you can take. The result is that they end up in a cell or A&E

Edited: 07/12/2012 at 12:49
08/12/2012 at 22:51
I was brought up with a bit of wine with my dinner like the French would do. These days, well, I'm 27... I like a party, but feel grateful growing up I learnt to respect alcohol rather than it being a naughty thing to sneak at with friends in the park.

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