So I was watching the beginning of the Fox news tonight and a story caught my attention. They were talking about drinking and whether or not it is okay for teens to drink in their house with their parents. Their main idea is that if teens are drinking, it is better for them to be under the surveillance of their parents so their parents can monitor them and teach them good drinking habits. I kind of agree with this. I mean yes, it is illegal, but if you were a parent, would you rather have your teen out at a friends house drinking, or drinking in the comfort of your own home? If more of this happened, then I think there could be a decrease in drunk driving. By no means am I suggesting that this is a simple fix to getting rid of drunk driving all together though. Unfortunately, that will be a problem that we will always have. Another good thing that could come out of teens drinking with their parents is that if they drink before they are legally aloud to, it may prevent them from going out and binge drinking once they turn 21.
Hopefully this doesn’t decrease the drinking age, because I think that would make things worse. Although I think that others would beg to differ with me on that. And think about it, it is illegal for 18 year-olds to drink, but they do it anyway. So I think that no matter what the drinking age is, there will always be underage drinking.
Leave me comments and let me know what you think!