Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's a constant battle

My daughter is in college and is exposed to parties of all sorts. I'm not naive enough to think that there probably isn't booze at these parties, so I'm continually carrying on the dialogue with her about underage drinking. I remind her (again) about the dangerous effects of drinking underage, as well as the fact that it is illegal since she's under 21. Of course, her daddy Mike was killed by a drunk driver when she was a baby, so there is that as one of the biggest reasons to never drink, drive drunk or get in a car with someone who has been drinking. It IS a constant battle...but, we're winning.

1 comment:

  1. My condolences to your daughter's father, however drunk driving is a separate crime from underage drinking. The drunk driver could have been 45, yet no one advocates that middle-aged people should not have access to alcohol.

    The problem with telling her that it's wrong for her to drink while she's under 21 (yet still a legal adult) and then saying it's ok to drink after 21 is that you're not really focusing on the problems associated with drinking. You're putting the focus on her age and allowing hypocrisy to slip in. Basically saying "alcohol is bad, bad, bad...ok, well it's bad until you're 21" is not really helping your cause or position. You're not saying alcohol is bad, you're being discriminatory and inconsistant, hence why this law is not taken seriously by many citizens, under and over 21.