I actually think this was pretty responsible. Rather than banning it outright, which would result in kids wanting to rebel even more, she offers it in her home where she can control the amount people drink. Good on ya, Mrs George. You’re a cool mom.
WH?? ????? ??
THERE’S NOTHING RESPONSIBLE ABOUT GIVING UNDERAGE PEOPLE ALCOHOL YOU DUNDERFUCK
i think its better having your teenager at least know what to expect when you drink than letting them drink away from home with the varibles of danger such as drunk driving being a possibility. my mother used to let me sip her margaritas cause thats what she drank at parties and it looked fun and tasty. one sip and my tongue may as well have shriveled up so none of that shit for me thanks. you live you learn
or they can wait until they’re 21 to drink and try it then??? holy shit
yeah cause in this day and age of peer pressure and shit, thats what a 16 year old at a party is going to do
Dude my mom let me have a glass of wine with dinner if I asked for it since I was like 12 and I rarely did it anyway because I learned that if I had more than one I got a fierce headache.
That was good information for me to know I found out how alcohol was going to affect me under parental supervision and it wasn’t a huge forbidden thing to hide and do in secret in excess just to see how much I could get away with. I don’t drink at all now.
Yeah. I’ve been drinking since I was 16. My parents would let me have a glass of champagne at New Year’s and on special occasions. My mother would almost frequently let me have pina coladas and margaritas during the summer. Because of that, I didn’t feel the need to go out and party hard once I hit 21.
You know, drinking with parental/legal guardian consent is legal. Even out in public, Tomithejellyfish.
Yeah exactly. My parents let me have small glasses and I’d like drink half. I think I only asked for it at christmas or if my grandparents were over.
12/13 sounds a bit young and I/my fam will probably get shit for that, but we’ve done this for generations and I don’t have a single alcoholic in my family.
Every night at dinner my dad offers us all a sip of his beer (or wine, depending), and he’s done it since I was about twelve as well (which would make my brothers eleven, ten, and nine - just for reference). We all said yes at one point, and after just a taste, we all turned it away. I mean, do you think most parents would actually allow their kids to drink more than what’s healthy for them? They’re giving you a chance not only to experience the temptation of alcohol early, and pass it by, but to let you feel like a grown-up. It’s extremely responsible.
To add onto this, there’s also the huge thing with teenagers where if you ban it, they want it. My mom has told me that if I want alcohol, I can have it as long as I don’t leave the house. If I wanted to try marijuana, she said to tell her and she could get some for me.
Number one: this showed me that my mom trusted me to not do these things on my own
Number two: it completely destroyed any want for either of these things
Parents know what they’re doing when they let their kids try these things at home. It’s a psychological thing, because teenagers are naturally rebellious. If we can’t have it, we want it. If we can have it, we don’t want it.
And in a lot of states, as long as you don’t leave your house, your parents are allowed to give you alcohol. You just can’t leave your property. I’ve had wine coolers and beer and mixed drinks in my house. Granted, the only one of those I’ve even remotely LIKED so far was wine coolers, but that’s because alcohol is fucking nasty.
TDLR: parents giving their kids alcohol in the home is not a bad parenting practice, it’s fucking smart.