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to be pissed off with these parents who BUY under age kids booze for parties?

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EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 10:23:56

who the fuck are they? S1 goes to a party, he is 14 almost 15. Who buys annabel frigging 48 cans of lager?
I don't feed my kid lager. It is against the law to buy alcohol for under 16s and it is also bloody irresponsible.

the whole french watered down wine mantra has been proven to be a hug middle class fallacy and this condoning of drinking yet ranting about Booze britain is starting to get on me tits

DadOnIce Sun 30-Jun-13 14:57:14

Agree that there is far too much of parents trying to "look cool" and not be the ones disapproving. They sometimes want it to be someone else's job to tell their teenager not to drink/ smoke/ have sex/take drugs.

It's ironic that this more liberal attitude has been getting stronger just as advertising's attitudes have got tougher. No smoking ads in the magazines or on billboards any more, alcohol adverts more carefully monitored and not allowed pre-watershed, drink-driving campaigns far more hard-hitting now (have gone from awareness of "managing" levels to simply zero tolerance and 'shock' ads like the one with the girl in the pub where the guys are checking her out and suddenly she is an accident victim). And so on.

thebody Sun 30-Jun-13 14:58:52

Cory I hope your dd is getting better now. Bloody awful for you.

Of course you have to trust them to a certain extent or what's the point?

Still a bit of snooping never goes amiss as long as they don't know of course...

EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 15:04:41

We've snooped more recently. He's a child. We are in charge of him. And he can be a bit of a doofus sometimes.

We adore him obv

noddyholder Sun 30-Jun-13 15:12:44

In certain situations snooping is the only way to keep an eye on things. I was a bit snoopy re weed as I know it is prevalent in the skateboarding scene and my ds lives and breathes that.

StealthPolarBear Sun 30-Jun-13 17:20:50

cory I had no idea you'd been going through such a horrible time. Hope things are getting better for you.

Whipple Sun 30-Jun-13 21:37:08

A couple of years ago a colleague of dhs provided bottles of 'wicked' to her ds at his12th birthday party. shock

One mum was furious when she picked up her drunk son. Rightly so obviously.

They don't set a good example of drinking anyway, husband spends every Fri and Sat night downing as many cans of larger as possible it seems.

These two things combined means the 14yo is now out of control. He has been caught stealing parents alcohol on numerous occasions, they have found cans of beer in his bedroom and he has been bunking off school. With no proper boundaries he seems to be on a one way track to self destruction.

They are supposedly a 'decent' family.

YANBU. 16yo is the minimum.

I wish more people talked about the fallacy of the early drinking myth.

mrsjay Mon 01-Jul-13 12:07:31

whipple I know a family like that all the kids are out of control and are drunk most weekends but it is ok cos there mum is right cool hmm

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