I posted a question here last week asking how moms on here feel about underage drinking. I was surprised at the answers I got. Seems most cafemom's are ok with their teenager drinking at home, the feel it is safer, and that their kids will not binge drink or become alcoholics because they as parents allowed them to drink at home. Really????? Because a study was done recently that surveyed almost 300 college freshmen and compared their drinking habits to their parents' attitudes towards alcohol. Those students whose parents never allowed them to drink -- about half of the group -- were significantly less likely to drink heavily in college, regardless of gender, here is the link
So, I think the cafemoms relaxed attitudes about drinking, is because most moms on CM are young and have very permissive attitudes...basically, naive..so, what do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Sep. 26, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
I think it's a crock. Regardless of what parents do or don't do, these kids are going to do what they want anyway.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Sep. 26, 2009
Answer by Ash9724 at 11:02 AM on Sep. 26, 2009
I have 2 sisters. The three of us where raised in the same house with the same rules. I didn't drink until I was 20 (it was legal because I was living in Germany at the time). My middle sister is 24 and has never had a drop of alcohol, and my youngest sister started drinking when she was 18. Basically, a person is going to do what they want to do. And just so you know, most of the states (except for 6), do not have a drinking age. 21 is the BUYING age. As long as you are in your parent's house and you have your parent's permission, a teen is allowed to drink an alcoholic beverage- Legally. Just because the law says I can doesn't mean that I will. I think a lot of the decision will factor into how my child is behaving, and if he is doing good in school. I have no problem with parent's making the decision in their home.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Sep. 26, 2009
I guess that would be true if parents are buying their kids a case of beer every weekend. My dh and I don't drink very often but when we open a bottle of wine with dinner on holidays then we allow our teens to have a glass.
Answer by beeky at 1:35 PM on Sep. 26, 2009
Answer by kimba10 at 10:38 AM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by TheFriskyKitty at 11:30 AM on Sep. 27, 2009
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Answer by MamiJaAyla at 12:32 PM on Sep. 27, 2009