Dr. Wolf: Should I let my teen drink at home?
From The Globe and Mail:
“I was shocked. My Jeremy told me about a friend from school whose parents let him drink. Not only that, but the kid has parties at his house where there’s drinking. His parents willingly facilitate it!”
Underage drinking is a contentious issue. Parents agonize over whether it’s okay – even beneficial – to allow teenagers to drink at parties at their house. While some parents do all they can to block their teens’ access, others will even supply the alcohol.
“We feel that by allowing our son to drink in our home and with us, there’s a better chance he’ll develop a more moderate, responsible approach to drinking – rather than drinking becoming this wild, rebellious thing. By the time he is of legal age – if he chooses to drink – he will better able to handle it in a more mature manner.”