The ending tone of the piece is, unfortunately, like a sanctimonious sermon from
the past.On the subject of parents letting kids drink (of which I do not
approve): perhaps the opinion writer is strict lds and lacks a bit of knowledge
of the outside world. Parents of older teens were likely born 40-50 years ago,
and grew up when teen drinking at parties became common. Thus, the "I did
it, so my kid can do it" factor comes in.Maudine gets the point, as
well.On the subject of more binging: alcohol is more of a "forbidden
fruit" in Utah than elsewhere, so kids may use it less often, but plunge in
all the way when they do.
Why would anyone with a brain drink alcohol? Why not just hit yourself in the
head with a hammer everyday, the effects are about the same and think of the
money and human suffering you would save not to mention your liver!
Many parents believe that their kids will drink anyway and so it is better for
the kids to do it at home where the parents can keep an eye on the situation.
This attitude exists nationwide, not just in Utah.
If all you can do is say 'you can't', then in defiance they will.
With enthusiasm, as the survey suggests.
Nah!Lets just pass the responsibility onto our religious leaders,
public school teachers, and coaches. And then blame them when our kids drink.
Responsibility? What's that? We don't need to teach our
children! That's what churches and schools are for!Sincerely,Utah Parents
You need to have the reason why. I believe a good reason is, food has changed.
The way it's grown, the modified food they use kills the pancreas. Back in
the day if you drank a lot your liver was damaged. Now days you don't have
to drink very much. The pancreas is the main frame for the blood to carry good
gas to where the brine wants it. You will get Diabetes it you hurt the Pancreas.