ANSWERS: 31
  • If you were around while they drink I say yes. But if you're not then I say hell no!!!
  • Absolutely not! You could get heavily fined if one of those stinkers escapes and has a mouth on her or him. I am all for staying out of legal trouble. The rest of course is up to you.
  • Absolutely NOT. The legal and moral ramifications are not something I'd be willing to accept. And, if you assist kids in breaking this law, what might happen in the future? I just don't think responsible ADULTS should ever condone minors drinking. It would never happen in my home.....
  • Probably. Better to have them at home drinking where you can watch them than to have them sneaking around drinking and you not knowing where they are or who they're with or anything. But I would only let my child drink, I wouldn't let his/her friends drink unless I got permission from their parents, and I'm assuming most parents would say "hell no." if you asked them if it was okay to give their teenager alcohol so I'm sure those friends wouldn't want to be around while my child drinks and what kid wants to drink alone with their parents? none that I can think of. So it would work because then either my child wouldn't want to drink because it'd just be no fun or even it he/she did drink he/she would be where I could watch him/her. =)
  • Not at 16. I do allow my 19 year old son, who is in the Navy, to have a beer or two at home, once he is in for the night, when he is home on leave.
  • Not a good idea. From my home town this weekend: http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Three+teens+killed+Yorkton+crash/1695276/story.html Alcohol and dangerous speed WERE involved. Here, if those kids were driving home from your house, you could be charged with manslaughter.
  • I was an out of control alkie for years. I started drinking in my home once in a while when I was 15. No kid should be introduced to alcohol. You are telling them this behavior is acceptable. It is poison. Are you going to give everyone a pack of cigarettes and a duby too? You may seem cool to them now, but you are no parent, that's for sure. Get your own friends and be a parent to your kids. They need limits for a reason and will thank you for it someday.
  • If they are responsible, and it keeps them from drinking to stupidity in an unsafe environment, then yes. at 16 he probably won't much like the taste of alcohol anyway, and he won't be waiting much longer to drink- 18 is right around the corner (I know still not legal but he'll be adrinkin by then)
  • To provide alcohol to minors in any form or venue is illegal!
  • Hell, no. And if they did at home without my permission - which they'd never get - or elsewhere, they'd find out what being grounded REALLY means - No TV, no "tunes", no video games, no going out (JUST to work - and I'd know the schedule), no phone...
  • Definitely no. I'm not an enabler.
  • No, NO AND HELL, NO!!
  • No, because I wouldn't want to be the one to go to jail for them! That is illegal.
  • No. You should never encourage that or provide alchohol to minors (yours or others). That is illegal and setting a horrible example. It might be OK with you, but what about the other kids' parents. You're asking for big trouble!!
  • No, but I'd make them a great punch out of ginger ale, cranberry juice, and some mint leaves, and encourage them to spin around and make themselves dizzy if they MUST get a taste of the dark side.
  • hell no if you live anywhere outside china. They're no drinking age her so kids at my school (1314 years old) have gotten drunk before. if you live somewhere with drinking laws HELL NO! if you live in china, or if they're over 21, then it'd be better for them to drink at home, something you deem OK. I mean, if you're there, then they won't overdo it, rite'?
  • If he doesn't do it at home, he'll do it somewhere else. Make certain you take the car keys.
  • maby some beers but nothing stronger and not to much
  • Never. I found out one of my sons friends parents was doing that when he was 17 years old and the kids were all getting drunk. Alcoholism runs in my family so I was furious with these so called parents.
  • Never. If someone says yes, then please take a good look at your parenting technique. Then smack yourself upside the head.
  • Hell No. He/She would be a minor And I wouldnt Wanna Get In Trouble For that Eitherr. Unless They Gunna move out but still, I would say NOPE.!
  • No. Kids are stupid.
  • Absolutely not! If the other parents found out you could be charged for contributing to a minor. Also, by doing that, you are telling them that it is ok to do it. I've heard parents say that they would rather have their kid do it at home instead of away from home. It doesn't work that way. You allow it in your house, that is going to tell your kid that its okay to do it whenever they want. When I was a teenager, I went to parties and drank (as well as a lot of others). Looking back, the kids who's parents allowed us to drink at their houses - a good majority of them turned to be alcoholics. I don't have statistics on this, and it may not be the "norm", but that is just what I have observed.
  • ABSOLUTELY NOT!
  • honestly, and i'm probably gonna get DR'd for this, i think i would. if they didn't do it in the house they'd do it somewhere else, i'd rather be able to watch over them just in case something happened then to have them out in the bush
  • What kind of question is that? No I would not. What parent in their right mind would do something like that to their own child?
  • i would say yes because form a parents point of view i would want to keep an eye out on them. but ask them if they can smoke pot instead cos pot is safer.
  • None. I let them drink outside.
  • I would say it's better to teach them about alcohol at home then let there friends tell them that they'll be fine if they drink 20 beers. Also I would feel safer with them drinking at home (where I know exactly how much they're drinking and can stop them at any time)and not out where anything can happen to them.

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