My 14 year old went to a friends house to get drunk....is this a good punishment? ETA: No it isnt illegal
Well I see it as a big deal. I am all about responsible drinking but getting drunk at a friends house, walking home, and being so hungover you cant move the next day at 14 is NOT responsible.
Well I already let him and the friends parents know that he would no longer be over there. They did apologize but I still feel it isnt okay.
As for punishment for him I am grounding him for at least 3 months. I am requiring him to write at least a 10,000 word about alcohol (to include stuff about responsible drinking, BAC, standard drinks, how much alcohol is safe to drink, alcohol poisoning.) My mom thinks I am being too strict and I should just ground him but I think him knowing more about alcohol would be a good thing.
ETA: I cant call the cops on the parents. They were not the ones that provided the alcohol.
ETA2: Let me say this again...I can NOT call the cops on the parents. They didnt provide it and so it is NOT illegal. I cant just call the cops because I dont agree with what they did. My son and his friend got it from another friend. They both told me this and talked about in in text messages.
ETA3: for the idiots who are making assumptions or just misunderstanding....they knew about the drinking AFTER the fact. They didnt allow it. They just were not paying attention to what was going on. They werent supervising at all...yes that is irresponsible but again NOT illegal. Why call the cops for something that is NOT illegal? In my state it is legal for a minor to drink on private property WITHOUT parental permission.