16 years old an alcohol

Paola - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son will be 16 next month, we are going to give him a little party with his friens is it correct to give him beer to drink or just coca cola?

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Marsha - posted on 03/13/2013

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My ex has been allowing my now 15 year old son to drink alcohol during his visitations with him (started when he was 8-9 years old). We live in Nova Scotia, Canada and the legal drinking age is 19. I have wanted to report him so bad but, my son is scared that his father will give him severe punishment for telling me in the first place. The police here SUCK! Any time that I've had to call the police for things that were going on with visitation I was treated like the criminal. This just pisses me off! My ex, his woman and his mother all supply alcohol and cigarettes to his under age daughter (from another relation'shit'), and to my ex's woman's under age son. That is a bad bad place for my son to be going to but hey what can I do when the courts don't listen?? I've brought these other issues up in the past at court and it goes in one ear and out the other "oh you guys just hate each other...." oh pahfrikkinlease.

Evelyn - posted on 02/24/2013

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Dionne, where do you live? If you live in the states then its against the law to serve minors any kind of alcohol no matter what the situation. And allowing a child attend a party where the adults there are serving it or allowing it is a big NO-NO. IF the police are called, they can get arrested for this and spend time in jail over it or get heavy fines. IF a child leaves that is under the influence, and their parents find out that this was a booze party and did not know before hand, those people are libel for allowing the drinking. The parents of said child could sue. Also alcohol is toxic to a young body still in development. And not all parents actually supervise these events. Its just wrong.

Dede - posted on 07/06/2009

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As a parent, I would never supply alcohol to a 16 year old or any of their friends. You are opening yourself up for a whole lot of problems. First of all there is the legal trouble that you may get into for supplying to a minor- if there are others present that are drinking- you are also liable for each and every one of them even if their parents say it is ok. Most 16 year olds have a tendancy to have the occasional disagreement- what if such a situation were to happen, or say they got too loud and the neighbor called the police... even with him being in your home and you the parent said it was ok for him to have beer- You will be in a whole heap of trouble! I have a teenager whose father supplied her with beer at about this age- he is my ex of many years... long story short, she took a big nose dive in school and started having problems with drinking and wanted only to party... However, he is your son and you will make the decision that you choose is right- but I encourage you to look at all angles before doing so.

Susan - posted on 07/06/2009

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Have you lost your mind? Number one, do you want to teach him the only way to have fun is to be high or drunk. He will find out about drinking on his own later. Number two, if I found out you had provided alcohol to my underaged son, I would call the police and press charges.

Paola - posted on 07/01/2009

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thanks Lori but i think you overstate a bit, if you read up i wrote i gave them coca cola. Thanks for you opinion anyway

Lori - posted on 07/01/2009

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A beer at home with your parents is one thing on a special occation, but the problem is if you allow this behavior then yo are opening a door for drinking at another time, most likely when you aren't home or when he's not at home.. my advice is no...besides being illegal, you can be arrested for giving alochol to minors!! As parent and an adult gave my child alcohol...hell would be breaking lose!! Drinking should not be treated as something to do, most teenagers do not have the filtering process of responsibility to take on the door you are about to consider opening with your child and you absolutely have no right to ever furnish alcohol to anyone else's child....if you decide to do this, realize all keys must be taken and also know cops may be knocking on your door...sometimes its better not to be the cool parent and just be mom...

Dionne - posted on 05/06/2009

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alcoholism is a disease and providing a safe supervised place for a teen to drink is not going to turn them into an alcoholic.

Jeri - posted on 05/06/2009

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I would not allow any alcohol at a 16 year old party. The adults in the house are responsible if something happens to the kids and I have seen adults arrested for allowing alcohol use in their homes. Also, the kids whose parents seem to think it is ok to drink underage always seem to be the ones who become alcoholics at a young age.

Dionne - posted on 05/02/2009

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If my child was attending your sons party i would rather know they were drinking some place safe and supervised then god knows where. I would talk to his friends parents and get their permission first, it will save alot of problems if something happens. I would also take all the car keys away.

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