What did you do? Did you yell or get upset? What was your approach to the situation? Here are some tips and a few guidelines on dealing with that scene.Most teens are going to drink before they get out of high school. By 18, 69.4% of teens have tried alcohol, 41.5% drank within the last month, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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My daughter called me from a bar on her 21st birthday drunk asking the words to a particular song. It was so funny.  No, I don't condone drinking, however, we have all celebrated when we became legal I became legal 3 times because they kept changing the age.

I have never seen my kids drunk when they were teens.  I'm not saying they didn't do it.  They both know, (knew) no matter what, if they got in trouble I would come pick them up where ever they were.  I was lucky with both kids.  They both have decent friends that are all doing well in life.

The one thing that IRKS me the most, are the parents who ALLOW their 16 year olds to drink at home.  That is one of the stupidest things I have EVER heard of.  These are the kids that grow up to be alcoholics, and yes, I have seen this first hand.  The parent's stupid excuse is that they would rather their kids do it at home.  It never occurs to these people that maybe their kid would have never drank if they didn't stick a beer in their hand.  DUH!!!!!!  

I got to agree with you on the parents allowing their kids to drink at such a young age. My in-laws allow my niece at 15 to have a "small" drink if we are having a party or something which is their prerogative however, I have an issue with it since my 11 yr daughter is their hanging out with my niece and her friends. My in-laws friends allow their 15-16 yo kids to drink as well at such function. Yet, none of them can figure out why I have a problem with my 11yo being shown this behavior. Yes, I have let my daughter try a sip of wine and I mean a sip when she was 5 or 6 and I realize that in Europe it is common to allow kids to drink wine with dinner however they are not doing it to just "get drunk" it is taught at a young age. Here in the states the majority of people drink to get drunk.

Needless to say because of this I watch my daughter like a hawk at any of   these functions since they are now allowing this behavior I am concerned about my daughter  trying to join them or them giving it to her. She is pretty smart of a kid and for the norm does not do things to fit in. I should hope they would all know better seeing how they know that I will say something to all of them kids and adults both,.  so for now I just try to avoid going to anything unless it is a birthday or something like that. Its sad that it has come to that but I don't want my kids thinking that is ok behavior

 

Of course the icing on the cake in all this is the last time we went to a function there we were staying over night since it is about an hour and half away my daughter always sleeps in my nieces room I go in to check on them and she is sitting on the floor while my niece and her boyfriend are sleeping in my nieces bed. Their parents my inlaws and said boyfriends all saw nothing wrong with it they said its not like they were letting him spend the night there I'm like hello my 11 yo is in there observing this behavior. Then they want to know how their kids end up pregnant by the time they are 17y or 18.  But that is a whole other topic. :)

 

. Pat Carter said:

My daughter called me from a bar on her 21st birthday drunk asking the words to a particular song. It was so funny.  No, I don't condone drinking, however, we have all celebrated when we became legal I became legal 3 times because they kept changing the age.

I have never seen my kids drunk when they were teens.  I'm not saying they didn't do it.  They both know, (knew) no matter what, if they got in trouble I would come pick them up where ever they were.  I was lucky with both kids.  They both have decent friends that are all doing well in life.

The one thing that IRKS me the most, are the parents who ALLOW their 16 year olds to drink at home.  That is one of the stupidest things I have EVER heard of.  These are the kids that grow up to be alcoholics, and yes, I have seen this first hand.  The parent's stupid excuse is that they would rather their kids do it at home.  It never occurs to these people that maybe their kid would have never drank if they didn't stick a beer in their hand.  DUH!!!!!!  

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