Not an interpretation to stir increase a principles debate, I just have great friends who enable thier 15 year old daughter to drink alcohol as soon as they visit all inclusives in Mexico. One night was invested cleaning her up ~ too many white russians!! They space not this permissive at home. I have two teens who recognize that underage drink is against the law period. What about the rest of you?

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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:48 PM
this more than likely will start a debate! I thrived up in Germany, and always had a sip of my parents wine, and they never ever drank really much, no big deal.I let my 17 3/4 year old son have a margarita or a beer through us at dinner in Mex. Recently, though he doesn't drink at home. Yet we didn't stay at one AI, and so never had much more than 1 drink in one evening...I can see just how teens at an every inclusive could go overboard quickly~!

Aug 17th, 2004, 02:11 PM
It appears to me the there is a huge difference between permitting a teen to have actually a glass or alcohol or one drink at dinner and letting them every evening at the disco. I guess the legality of the doesn't bother me as lot as it simply not seeming appropriate to enable your teenager to come to be intoxicated. Jean

I permit my youngsters at 17 and 18 drink in excessive moderation and also under our supervision in restaurants in Mexico if they want to. One thing to consider- drinking eras are collection locally in Mexico and it is conceivable, although not likely, the you can run into a legal problem. In most places the legislation is 18.
What is the mixed message being sent to these kids? "We don't permit you to become falling down drunk at house - not since its harmful - but due to the fact that THE regulation won't permit us to". Therefore in a nation that doesn't think the neccessary to manage the typical sense that its citizens (maybe due to the fact that they have actually some of their own), "its o.k - knock yourself out" (literally). And don't even get me began on American traveler embarassing actions in foreign countries.

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lightfoot: It's a culture thing and also I think it's one thing to enable one drink or a sip and also another to enable drunkenness. Those 2 don't also compare.My parental (my stepdad from Belgium, my mom from Haiti) permit me drink wine with various other dinner guests. It was not considered wrong and also it to be no large deal. And also by the way, the never caused me having a drink problem. I still enjoy an occasional glass of wine at age 34.
My husband (an American) to be never enabled to drink because it's illegal in the U.S. Well, he made up for that in college and it came to be a trouble (He doesn't drink at all anymore).We have a 2-year-old and also you just made me establish my husband and also I never debated this. Hmm...It will certainly be exciting to hear his opinion on it.Long story top top my part to tell you that i think once you forbid youngsters from act something, you only make them want to do it.Just my personal opinion.