Topic: underage drinking

Ridiculous Parents Complain About ‘Unfair’ Punishment For Teen Athlete Drinking Parties

Ridiculous Parents Complain About âUnfairâ Punishment For Teen Athlete Drinking Parties

Glenbard West parents plan to attend a district board meeting today to protest what they call the “unfair application of the district’s athletic code” after their teens were suspended for summer drinking parties. What this basically means is that these parents are unfortunately fitting the stereotype of millennial parents who protect their special snowflakes at all costs, even when they have made serious mistakes. More »

Parents Claim The Runaway Cheerleader Is Staying With Friend’s Family Because It’s A Boozefest

Parents Claim The Runaway Cheerleader Is Staying With Friend's Family Because It's A Boozefest

I have a teenager. If he asked me if he could have a booze party I would laugh in his face and when I was done laughing in his face I would drink all the booze. I do sort of find it hard to believe the Inglesino’s supplied young teenagers with booze, but then again, I have a hard time understanding hiring a limo to take your kid to a major city for her birthday with friends. I plan on all of my kid’s parties to include what they always have, hot dogs from Costco and Nerf Gun fights in the backyard. More »

Dear Mansplainers And Others, I Get That Underage Girls Shouldn’t Be Drinking – Still Doesn’t Excuse Rape

Dear Mansplainers And Others, I Get That Underage Girls Shouldn't Be Drinking - Still Doesn't Excuse Rape

I feel like I have said this so many times before, but maybe I need to say this again. As parents, we have a responsibility to teach our kids that alcohol and drugs are sometimes dangerous and that it is illegal to drink when you are under 21. Most kids and teens can’t handle their alcohol. Yes, if the jane Doe rape victim in the Steubenville case would have stayed at home playing Monopoly with her parents and not snuck out to a party she probably won’t have been raped. But it is still not her fault. Period. More »

Uncovered Tweets May Reveal Yet Another Alleged Gang Rape Of Teen Girl In Steubenville

Uncovered Tweets May Reveal Yet Another Alleged Gang Rape Of Teen Girl In Steubenville

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is investigating a second rape case that allegedly took place in April of 2012, involving a 14-year-old girl in Steubenville. Now, I know the good residents of Steubenville have claimed that the other alleged gang rape case involving a 16-year-old victim is an isolated incident, and that the kids of Steubenville are good kids who don’t engage in underage drinking or sexual assault, but because of new information regarding this case, I think maybe the parents of Steubenville are pretty deluded when it comes to what their teenagers are doing. And they may be interested in reading the following Tweets. More »

Steubenville Moms Are Rape-Jacking Because They Feel Victimized By Rape Victim

Steubenville Moms Are Rape-Jacking Because They Feel Victimized By Rape Victim

Recently various sources released the probable cause transcripts in the court case involving the alleged rape that took place in Steubenville, Ohio during parties that were held at various locations on August 11th. I won’t link or post the transcripts here, because they name the underage victim in the case and I just don’t feel right about that. The transcripts are public knowledge, but I feel this girl has been victimized enough. I’ve read the transcripts myself, and even though they incidents describe no actual penis-to-vagina penetration, what they do describe is rape. And even though there are many individuals who want to argue this point with me, I stand by my belief that an unconscious individual cannot give consent to a sexual encounter. Hence, I will continue to use the word “rape” – because that is exactly what it is. More »

Thank Heavens: Your Teens Are Much More Responsible Than You Were At Their Age

Thank Heavens: Your Teens Are Much More Responsible Than You Were At Their Age

Listen, I hate to sound all positive and cheery about teenagers. Really, what mom does that? I’m still pretty positive that my little girl will be a hellion of a teen. It’s something that my mom seems to be really excited about.

But I guess the rest of you are getting off easy! Teens today are better behaved and more responsible than ever before. Pick your jaw up and look at these statistics. More »

Parental Style More Important Than A Marriage Certificate In Reducing Binge Drinking

Parental Style More Important Than A Marriage Certificate In Reducing Binge Drinking

I won’t argue that going through a divorce affects a child. Obviously, the change in structure and routine will have an impact on every member of the family. But divorce might not have the serious negative consequences that so many people used to believe. We’ve already learned that the education level of the parents is much more influential on a child’s development than the parents’ marriage status. Now, Jezebel is reporting that your parental style has a larger impact on the risks of your child binge drinking than divorce.
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Hey Teens, Have Lots Of Sex But Stay Off Facebook!

 Hey Teens, Have Lots Of Sex But Stay Off Facebook!

In the latest hand-ringing news about teenagers and the ills of Facebook, a study has determined that kids who spend time on social media sites are more likely to use illegal substances, drink, and smoke cigarettes. The logic is that while perusing photos of their friends and classmates, kids as young as 13 are coming across images of their peers holding up liquor bottles and cigarettes looking cool above comments of praise. Meanwhile, another recent study recent revealed that teenagers who are having sex in committed relationships are less likely to engage in “delinquent” behavior than their “hooking up” counterparts. More »

Can You Protect Your Children From Alcohol Advertising On Social Media?

Can You Protect Your Children From Alcohol Advertising On Social Media?

Almost every company in the country has a Facebook page. Whether its a country antique mall or a multinational corporation, they have a social media presence. Websites, Twitter accounts, YouTube videos… companies will do anything to reach out to their consumers. And the minute our children get online, we run the risk that they’ll be exposed to whatever those companies are choosing to promote. So how responsible should corporations be for controlling their brand logos and marketing, and keeping it away from children on the web? More »