Funding at risk for program that equips parents to combat underage drinking

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  • Freedom2all Orem, UT
    Jan. 30, 2018 5:14 p.m.

    ......lets empower the kids, believe in them, trust that inside they in fact do know whats right for them. We keep coming up with ideas like a better Zion Curtain which just further begs them to question, whats behind the bigger curtain Dad? whats that all about? These kids are already pulled in so many directions to believe and act on sooo many different ideals as a result they have disconnected with their own guidance system, and that's what causes the core problems and this is where the disconnection really begins. They need our parental help developing, trusting and maintaining their own intuition and their own connection with God, not more external laws, rules, curtains etc.

  • Freedom2all Orem, UT
    Jan. 30, 2018 4:37 p.m.

    Good point Bob2! Both governmental/legal and church related efforts to stop teens from drinking simply don’t work. This is because they are based on a false premise and the kids know it is false. The false premise is that kids don’t know any better and need more and more adult guidance.

  • Bob2 Manti, UT
    Jan. 30, 2018 11:28 a.m.

    From what it sounds like in this article, parents can't influence their children without a government funded program. I would think that the reporter didn't really believe this but it kind of sounds like they think that the teenage world is being put at risk without the government getting involved. From what I've seen, less government involvement with my children would be a welcome change.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 28, 2018 12:07 p.m.

    Why do we need this at all? 60% of our kids are LDS, they're taught from an early age that drinking and drinkers are evil. Then, we have legislated that restaurants and bars must post a sign stating that they are a restaurant or bar, so kids won't constantly be wandering into bars, thinking they were restaurants. And finally, we have zion curtain laws in place so kids won't automatically turn into raging alcoholics by seeing a beer being poured, although I don't know how they won't when they travel to the other 49 states that don't have this very effective law. Maybe we need to stop Utah teens from leaving the state.

  • dski HERRIMAN, UT
    Jan. 28, 2018 10:01 a.m.

    Have we collectively lost our mind? Has common sense left town? Do we really need a government agency to remind us how to be parents? Parents must be firm in their stance against underage drinking.

  • ShawnDB Roy, UT
    Jan. 28, 2018 9:58 a.m.

    Parents are the number one reason kids drink alcohol , they do what mom and dad do , so parents be more mindfull , stop drinking and then teach your children .

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 28, 2018 12:28 a.m.

    Could someone from the private sector pay for this? Or, is there a federal or state grant someone could use to pay for it?
    With all the drinking and driving that goes on in Utah including with teens it is important to keep getting the word out that it is a deadly combination that can forever changes the lives of those involved when things go awry.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 27, 2018 8:35 p.m.

    I wonder how many people, connected to Utah government politicians, produced these ads and campaigns?