Not meaning to stir up a principles debate, I just have great friends who allow thier 15 year old daughter to drink alcohol once they visit every inclusives in Mexico. One evening was invested cleaning she up after too plenty of white russians!! They room not this permissive at home. I have two teenagers who understand that underage drinking is versus the law period. What around the rest of you?

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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:48 PM
this probably will begin a debate! I flourished up in Germany, and always had a sip that my parents wine, and also they never drank very much, no huge deal.I let mine 17 3/4 year old son have a margarita or a beer v us at dinner in Mex. Recently, despite he doesn't drink in ~ home. Yet we didn't continue to be at one AI, and also so never had more than 1 drink in one evening...I might see how teens at an all inclusive might go overboard quickly~!

Aug 17th, 2004, 02:11 PM
It appears to me the there is a huge difference between enabling 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 it doesn't stroked nerves me as much as it simply not seeming appropriate to allow your teenager to end up being intoxicated. Jean

I permit my children 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 periods are collection locally in Mexico and it is conceivable, although no likely, the you might run right into a legal problem. In most places the law is 18.
What is the blended message being sent to these kids? "We don't permit you to end up being falling down drunk at residence - not since its harmful - but because THE regulation won't enable us to". For this reason in a country that doesn't think it neccessary to regulate the usual sense the its citizen (maybe because they have actually some of your own), "its o.k - knock yourself out" (literally). And don't also get me started on American tourist embarassing behavior in international countries.

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lightfoot: It's a society thing and also I think it's one point to permit one drink or a sip and also another to allow drunkenness. Those 2 don't also compare.My parents (my stepdad indigenous Belgium, my mommy from Haiti) let me drink wine with other dinner guests. It was not considered wrong and it was no huge deal. And by the way, that never resulted in me having a drink problem. I still gain an sometimes glass of alcohol at age 34.
My husband (an American) was never permitted to drink since it's illegal in the U.S. Well, he consisted of for that in college and also it ended up being a difficulty (He doesn't drink at all anymore).We have actually a 2-year-old and you just made me establish my husband and I never questioned this. Hmm...It will certainly be interesting to hear his opinion ~ above it.Long story on my part to tell you that ns think once you forbid youngsters from act something, you only make them want to execute it.Just my personal opinion.