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The Madcap
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#1
What do you think about parents who will supply and allow their underage children (and often their friends)with alcohol and sometimes drugs? Keep in mind we're talking kids who are like 16-20. If it was like 8-year-old kids I think we could all agree that would be f*cked up.

I remember at my high school, Junior or Senior year, one guy threw a party, and his mom was there and bought a bunch of alcohol for the kids to drink. Long story short, she got arrested and I remember them showing her mugshot on the news.

I also once had a friend who had parents who'd smoke weed every night, and on occasion they'd to it together. He was allowed to basically do anything he wanted (alcohol, weed, acid, etc.). He actually ended up alright and is pretty responsible, but I know his older brother struggled with drug problems and had to sober up.


I think if a parent lets their kid have a beer when he's in his late-teens, that is generally okay. But I think it's wrong for them to buy alcohol for their kid's friends (unless they know his parents would be okay with it). I remember when I was in high school, a guy asked me for my urine because his mom was gonna have him drug tested. I did it, but in retrospect, I think I was in the wrong, as it's not like it was a school drug test or something, and it's not my place to interfere with how his mother raises him.
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#2
I really don't care. My parents did it for me.
Being 20 and having to have your parents supply your booze is absolutely hilarious though. Well done America.
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#3
My parents never smoked chronic with me until my adult years, but they were cool with the idea of freedom and not trying to hold me down. Guidance and punishments did exist for severe things I did as a youngster, but overall they taught me responsibility and how to go about life without being totally unaware of how life uppercuts you in the jaw.

I know i'm going to be the same way with my children.

My parents never bought me beer though. Shit I lived in a neighborhood where the store owners didnt give a shit about 21+ laws.
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#5
they're pretty cool

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they were cool with the idea of freedom and not trying to hold me down. Guidance and punishments did exist for severe things I did as a youngster, but overall they taught me responsibility and how to go about life without being totally unaware of how life uppercuts you in the jaw.

I know i'm going to be the same way with my children.


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#7
When I was 16 my mom let me have a drink or two when she was drinking with the rest of the family. My mom is really close with her side of the family and we would often go out to my aunt's house for parties. When I was younger I would hang around with my cousins and all the other kids there, but when I got older the rest of the family would offer me alcohol despite only being in my teens. I think it was a good experience. It removed all the mystery around alcohol. And in highschool, where kids often brag about drinking to make themselves look super cool, I would just laugh at them.
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#8
I think if they were good parents and raised responsible children who can do those things with self-control in their late teens then they are indeed cool parents. It really shouldn't be done for groups they don't know though.
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#10
Quote by Nelsean
They were cool with the idea of freedom and not trying to hold me down. Guidance and punishments did exist for severe things I did as a youngster, but overall they taught me responsibility and how to go about life without being totally unaware of how life uppercuts you in the jaw.

I know i'm going to be the same way with my children.

+1

I plan to let my kid drink with me in his/her teens. Like metal4eva said, it takes away the mystery of alcohol as well as allowing them to learn their limits and understanding how to drink responsibly (don't get trashed when you have responsibilities the next day, etc).
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#11
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#12
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Keep in mind we're talking kids who are like 16-20.

20 year olds aren't kids.
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#13
My parents were pretty cool in that they let me drink with them when i was in my teens. If I ever have kids I'd rather they drink and drugs with me rather than go out and do it in a dangerous environment.
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#14
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#15
My parents were okay with me drinking from about 15. I'd been having a the odd beer with my Dad a full year before I'd start getting seriously messy with mates and stuff. It meant that when I did go out, I had a reasonable idea with how I'd cope with different amounts of booze. I was aware of my limits, so to speak, which was a lot better than a lot of my friends could say.
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#16
My parents offered me a bottle or two of beer when I was 14 onwards on occasion. I don't really see a problem with it as long as parents keep on top of it, and raise their son/daughter responsibly.

Let them know its their house and rules, and that drink can **** you up.
Shit like encouraging it seems wrong though

Edit: as for underage supplying, I don't think its that bad if a parent approaches his 16 year old son and says "I know you're having a few friends around tonight and you want something to drink, I'll get you all a few beers"
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#17
My parents occasionally bought me/my friends booze for parties, mostly so they knew what/how much people could drink. There were times with my older brothers where they made it BYO for people and everyone showed up with a case and shit got real messy. So in a way, I think it's better for parents to buy their kids booze because then they know what they're drinking, rather then letting them buy shitloads of booze with their friends and getting totally maggot.
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#18
My parents didn't care as long as they knew where I was, if I was safe, and what I was doing (in terms of drugs and alcohol). They bought it for me once or twice, but I never cared for beer, only liquor (Crown and Jager were my favorite).
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#19
My parents would never be okay with me using drugs/drinking beer. I wouldn't let my kid drink or anything either until I thought he was done growing.
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#20
^You're eighteen. Go get drunk, and come home and shout at your parents for oppressing you.
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#21
As a parent I think I would look down upon drug use with my kids.

I'd like to be able to say I'm cool with it, but I know in the event I probably wouldn't be.
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#22
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^You're eighteen. Go get drunk, and come home and shout at your parents for oppressing you.
I do get drunk and stuff but I just don't come home those days lol.

I'm not gonna be so naive with my kids.
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#23
My parents let me do whatever I want because they know I'm really boring and wouldn't do anything exciting or mildly dangerous.

If I got completely hammered and sickled and had to get my stomach pumped at 3AM, they'd probably just be happy that I left the house for once.
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#24
When I was younger my parents would sometimes get me a can or two to drink in the house with them on a weekend if they had beer in, then at 16ish if I was drinking with friends at their house they'd usually get me some beer (limited 4 - 6 cans usually). At family parties as well people would sometimes give me alcohol when I was a teenager.

I don't see the problem with parents doing that. It teaches them how to drink responsibly and to learn their limits. I'd like to think when I'm a parent I'd do the same. I imagine I wouldn't be so happy with drugs, but a little bit of alcohol now and then doesn't hurt.

The 21 limit in America seems pretty silly. I'd feel embarrassed if at 20 I would have to get other people to buy booze for me. Ridiculous.
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#25
My parents (mom, specifically) used to shame me for not wanting to drink when I was younger.
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#26
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My parents (mom, specifically) used to shame me for not wanting to drink when I was younger.

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#27
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My parents (mom, specifically) used to shame me for not wanting to drink when I was younger.

Yea that's kind of odd lol. My mom wouldn't have cared much, unless I was being stupid about it, but she never actively encouraged me to do it.
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#28
I think letting your kid have a beer or something when they're 15-17 or whatever is cool, but not more than that. My parents let me have wine, but they would definitely never let me have more than like a single beer. (Not to say I haven't had more, but not with them.) And my they definitely wouldn't be cool with me smoking, but I think I probably dislike smoking more than they do. Actually I don't really enjoy drinking either...

I guess there's a lot of things people could do and still be responsible, but most of the time parents who are super open with that stuff seem pretty terrible. I don't get why people do drugs to escape from their drug addicted parents though. That one never made much sense.
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#29
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Yea that's kind of odd lol. My mom wouldn't have cared much, unless I was being stupid about it, but she never actively encouraged me to do it.

My dad and grandmother encourage it. They don't force it, but they will insist that I give it a try. Maybe they perceive not drinking as unmanly, given that they grew up in the Soviet Union.
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#30
I remember my parents giving me a bottlecap of brandy when i was like 4. Alcohol was never a mystery in my house, my parents encouraged drinking a glass of wine at dinner. I never turned into a big drinker because I was aware of it. Drugs on the other hand they are not cool with. I have smoked with other peoples parents and its bizarre. If they are aware of the dangers and if they feel their child can handle it, then im all for it.
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#31
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My dad and grandmother encourage it. They don't force it, but they will insist that I give it a try. Maybe they perceive not drinking as unmanly, given that they grew up in the Soviet Union.

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#32
Parents that supply their children with illegal substances should have their children taken from them.
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#33
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Parents that supply their children with illegal substances should have their children taken from them.

Alcohol is legal. I agree though, illegal drugs are bad for kids.
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#34
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Parents that supply their children with illegal substances should have their children taken from them.


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#35
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Your kids are gonna despise you.


Who gives a shit?

I'm not a pathetic wanker that is so concerned with being his kid's friend that he is a shit parent.
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#36
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Your kids are gonna despise you.

I don't know of any illegal drugs that a parent could give to a child which aren't harmful and negligent on the part of the parent, so
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#37
I`ve known two sets of parents kinda like that, one would give her daughter and her friends (me) drugs, and ones that were open about doing drugs but were very against their daughter doing drugs.

First one always seemed like she thought she was still in highschool and we were her friends, never thought she was cool.

Second ones I really liked, and were good parents. I don`t really have anything bad to say about them.
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#38
My parents aren't okay with any of that stuff, but my friends mom supplies and smokes weed and spice with her 14 year old son and daughter. I've even smoked with their parents

I think it actually makes their relationship closer though. There is less lieing, deceiving and secrets and everyone can be open with each other. They also have another son who is like 21 or so and he turned out fine and responsible.
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#40
My parents let me have small amounts of beer when I was 14ish, very rarely did I drink more than a gulp though. My mum knows I smoke weed and she doesn't care, infact she wants to try some. My dad saw my bag of weed and didn't say anything to me so I guess he's ok as well.
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