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Apr 17, 11, 08:57 PM #31
I don't want to say I condone drinking in high school or say it's completely unacceptable, because I would then be a hypocrite. From an unbiased perspective, I have seen kids come to college that haven't really experienced drinking alcohol and put themselves in a lot of danger by their lack of experience. Does this mean I think they should drink in high school? Absolutely not. Are kids going to drink in college? Absolutely. It's a catch-22. Obviously the solution is just not drinking at all until you're of age but it's somewhat unrealistic. I'm a big believer in learning from lessons, as I have made my fair share of mistakes and learned from every single one of them. I'm glad I have already gone through my ups and downs through mostly high school and some college because it's made me a better and smarter person. But if I had never made the mistakes I made in the past, who knows if I'd be doing them now. From a younger person's perspective, I think letting kids make their own decisions and letting them learn from them actually benefits in the long run. I know it has for me.Advertisement
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Apr 18, 11, 05:25 AM #341. Make sure he or she is using a reliable form of birth control, and stress that birth control cannot always prevent STD's.
2. As I told my kids when they became "adults". Yes, you can make your own choices now, but you will also do adult jail time for your poor choices.