Not meaning to stir increase a morality debate, I simply have great friends who enable thier 15 year old daughter come drink alcohol as soon as they visit every inclusives in Mexico. One night was invested cleaning she up after too numerous white russians!! They are not this permissive at home. I have two teenagers who know that underage drinking is against the legislation period. What around the rest of you?

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Aug 17th, 2004, 02:48 PM
this most likely will begin a debate! I thrived up in Germany, and always had a sip the my parents wine, and they never ever drank very much, no large deal.I let my 17 3/4 year old son have a margarita or a beer v us at dinner in Mex. Recently, though he doesn't drink in ~ home. But we didn't remain at an AI, and also so never had an ext than 1 drink in one evening...I can see just how teens in ~ an every inclusive can go overboard quickly~!

Aug 17th, 2004, 03:11 PM
It seems to me the there is a large difference between allowing a teen to have a glass or alcohol or one drink at dinner and also letting them all evening in ~ the disco. Ns guess the legality of that doesn't stroked nerves me as much as it just not seeming appropriate to allow your teenager to end up being intoxicated. Jean

I let my kids at 17 and also 18 drink in extreme moderation and also under our supervision in restaurants in Mexico if they want to. One point to consider- drinking periods are set locally in Mexico and it is conceivable, although not likely, the you can run into a legit problem. In most areas the legislation is 18.
What is the mixed message being sent to this kids? "We don't enable you to come to be falling under drunk at home - not due to the fact that its harmful - but due to the fact that THE law won't enable us to". For this reason in a nation that doesn't think the neccessary to regulate the common sense of its citizens (maybe due to the fact that they have some of their own), "its o.k - knock you yourself out" (literally). And also don't even get me started on American tourist embarassing actions in international countries.

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lightfoot: It's a culture thing and I think it's one point to allow one drink or a sip and another to allow drunkenness. Those 2 don't even compare.My parents (my stepdad native Belgium, my mother from Haiti) permit me drink alcohol with other dinner guests. It to be not considered wrong and also it to be no huge deal. And by the way, it never brought about me having a drinking problem. Ns still enjoy an occasional glass of wine at period 34.
My husband (an American) was never permitted to drink since it's illegal in the U.S. Well, he made up for that in college and also it ended up being a problem (He doesn't drink at all anymore).We have a 2-year-old and you just made me establish my husband and also I never debated this. Hmm...It will be amazing to hear his opinion ~ above it.Long story ~ above my part to tell you that ns think once you forbid kids from doing something, you just make them desire to execute it.Just my personal opinion.