Drinking Dilemma

As the Mom of a 14 (almost 15) year old, I’m getting increasingly nervous about the fact that he’ll soon be driving.  Most parents have imagined the horror of learning your child is involved in an accident caused by drinking alcohol.

Now the debate about whether to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18 is back on.  I don’t know the answer on this one; I can see both sides.  But here’s what worries me:  with the drinking age at 21, 19 and 20 year olds feel much more entitled to drink.  If we lower it to 18 again, it’ll be 16 ad 17 year olds who feel that way.

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1 Response to “Drinking Dilemma”


  1. 1 Erin August 21, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I have to agree. Either way, I see young teens and pre-teens tempted by alcohol. At least with the drinking age at 21, it is illegal for the 17, 18 and 19 year olds to consume alcohol and they can face a punishment, hopefully without killing or injuring someone in an accident. It will certainly be an interesting debate.


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