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