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Old 01-01-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I am all for it being 18. Look at all the other countries that don't glorify alcohol, that don't make it "special". They are more level headed..

And when I was an explorer, the majority of DUI's we pulled over were NOT young kids, they were mid to late 20 somethings and people 30+, I'm not sure I ever pulled over a DUI that was under 21.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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"He didn't know" is a lame excuse. A high "index of suspicion" should be given to any teen party.
And even if you trust your kids 100% it's still not a bad idea to have someone inform you if your house is being used for a party when you're gone. I would definitely want to know if there were uninvited people in my house. My house -- so if I didn't invite them, they are uninvited. If my kids were to throw a party while I'm gone then I'll assume there is drinking and worse going on, I'd call the police on them myself.

If I'm there, my kids know I can tell if someone has been drinking, they wouldn't do it. I'm lucky though, my kids just hang around small groups of respectful friends at the most and we haven't had a problem. My kids are boring, not much the partying type.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Parents held responsible for underage drinking *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/parents-held-responsible-for-1281985.html - broken link)
Parent's who allow under age drinking in their homes are committing a crime and if I found out a parent allowed this while my child was in their home would get an earful from me and more. Parent's who think by allowing their kids and their friends to drink in their home will prevent them from drinking outside their home are delusional besides being idiots.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Maybe if they didn't have 44 teenagers in one house they would have known some were drinking.

I don't have a problem with parents giving alcohol to their own children in a supervised setting, but I disagree with extending that to other peoples' children.
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