Do you let your teens drink alcohol?

I'm curious. Do you let your teens have parties at your house and serve them alcohol? Would you let your teen go to a party where adults were serving them alcohol?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • No & No
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:36 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • absolutely NOT no way.
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 1:37 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • ummm no
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 1:37 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • I don't have a teen yet............however, NO I WOULD NOT LET HIM DRINK! For several reasons, YOU can get in trouble with the law for serving them, not to mention they have a drinking age for a reason (health being one of them) also, look at the studies of alcoholism. Most importantly, why would you encourage your kids to break a law......ie a rule? And at the same time punish them when they break the laws at your home?
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 1:38 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • funny story: my dad is from germany and didn't know the age restriction here in america. i was always allowed to drink, but i've just never enjoyed it so i never did (and still don't). he kept suggesting that he provide the beer at my high school parties, and me being suspicious i said "no, thanks". then when we went to go look at colleges the tour guide said "these are the alcohal free dorms" and my dad piped up and said "why?" and she said "um, cuz freshman can't drink. it's illegal until 21" he turned to me and started yelling at him like i had lied to him or something! good thing i never took him up on his offers!!!

    with that said though, it's too much of a legal issue with other kids. if anything happened at your house or because someone drank at your house you are fully and legally responsible for it. i would say it's not worth it. whether you let your own child drink in your own house is your own business though
    juliness

    Answer by juliness at 1:40 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • edit for above: i meant yelling at me, not the tour guide! oops
    juliness

    Answer by juliness at 1:42 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • what the hell kind of question is that? seriously, lets have some common sense!!
    j-hunt

    Answer by j-hunt at 1:55 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • j-hunt, I'm with you about common sense. Actually I'm the OP. Of course I would never let my teens have a party with alcohol or go to a party where alcohol was being served. However, I've heard of some of those parties happening. Apparently some parents think it's ok to serve alcohol if they have the other parents permission. I always thought to myself, what's wrong with these parents??? So I just wanted to see if it was popular. Glad to see it's not and there are still intelligent parents out there, lol! For the record, something like that happened around here. A dad let his sone have a party with alcohol. Of course, they got drunk and then one of them killed another one. Stupid huh??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • There is no way I would do either. As a parent you are legally responsible. If they are a teen and under age and you are aware of the alcohol use, that is your responsibility. I dont see why any parent would want their child to have alcohol even as a teen. The more WE LET our kids act like adults, the faster they will grow up and be adults.
    VaDivaMom

    Answer by VaDivaMom at 2:17 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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  • My daughter is 13 now so of course not. But my parents let me and a couple of my friends drink when I was 18 at a New Years Eve party (this was in the 90’s). We were all trustworthy and responsible and we were not aloud to leave! Of course we drank plenty times without their knowledge or consent, at least that time they were there to monitor us.
    Bear777

    Answer by Bear777 at 2:35 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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