Not meaning to stir increase a principles debate, I just have good friends who allow thier 15 year old daughter to drink alcohol as soon as they visit every inclusives in Mexico. One night was invested cleaning her up after ~ too numerous white russians!! They space not this permissive at home. I have actually two teenagers who know that underage drink is versus the law period. What around the rest of you?

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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:48 PM
this most likely will start a debate! I prospered up in Germany, and constantly had a sip that my parental wine, and they never drank an extremely much, no large deal.I let mine 17 3/4 year old son have actually a margarita or a beer v us in ~ dinner in Mex. Recently, despite he doesn't drink in ~ home. Yet we didn't remain at one AI, and also so never had much more than 1 drink in one evening...I could see just how teens at an every inclusive can go overboard quickly~!

Aug 17th, 2004, 02:11 PM
It appears to me the there is a large difference between enabling a teen to have a glass or wine or one drink at dinner and letting them all evening at the disco. I guess the legality of it doesn't bother me as lot as it just not seeming right to enable your teen to end up being intoxicated. Jean

I let my youngsters at 17 and 18 drink in extreme moderation and under our supervision in restaurants in Mexico if they desire to. One thing to consider- drinking periods are collection locally in Mexico and it is conceivable, although no likely, that you can run into a legit problem. In most areas the regulation is 18.
What is the blended message being sent to these kids? "We don't allow you to become falling under drunk at home - not since its harmful - but because THE legislation won't enable us to". Therefore in a nation that doesn't think that neccessary to regulate the typical sense of its citizens (maybe since they have actually some of your own), "its o.k - knock you yourself out" (literally). And also don't even get me started on American tourist embarassing actions in foreign countries.

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lightfoot: It's a society thing and also I think it's one thing to permit one drink or a sip and also another to enable drunkenness. Those 2 don't even compare.My parental (my stepdad native Belgium, my mother from Haiti) permit me drink alcohol with other dinner guests. It to be not taken into consideration wrong and it was no large deal. And also by the way, the never caused me having actually a drink problem. I still reap an occasional glass of wine at age 34.
My husband (an American) was never permitted to drink because it's illegal in the U.S. Well, he comprised for it in college and it came to be a problem (He doesn't drink at every anymore).We have a 2-year-old and you simply made me realize my husband and I never questioned this. Hmm...It will certainly be interesting to listen his opinion ~ above it.Long story ~ above my component to tell girlfriend that ns think as soon as you forbid youngsters from law something, you only make them want to carry out it.Just my personal opinion.