Parents do no favors by letting teens drink

December 16, 2010

Parents who think that taking the keys of teenagers that they are allowing to drink in their homes solves their problems are just kidding themselves ("Parents that party," Dec. 15). First, they are breaking the law. Second, if one of the "safe" teenagers manages to get his or her keys and leaves (or has a second set of keys) and gets into an accident and is hurt or hurts someone else, the parents will be on the wrong end of a huge lawsuit. Third, there is a likelihood of unwanted sexual advances, flaring tempers and many other problems associated with teenage drinking. And, by the way, I didn't give you my permission to allow my child to drink at your house.

Jon Jacobson

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