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Monday, May 20, 2013
OMG! Front page news: “Parents upset over students’ drinking” (May 15 news story). I truly think that is a daily occurrence with way too many parents.
Attention parents: This is a teachable moment. Teens will have numerous situations when they need to stand up for what they believe or think they should or shouldn’t do.
The parent takes issue with the fact that Patrick Henry students traveled with another group of teens who were allowed to drink. He should be taking issue with his son who caved to peer pressure. Thank goodness it was just alcohol and not cocaine or meth.
It sounds to me like the parents should have expected possible drinking based on the organization’s policy: “Parents may give permission to travelers who are of legal drinking age in the destination country.”
I hope the students had a wonderful trip. I hope they appreciate what their parents have given them.
Now, the parents need to make sure their students learn from what they did wrong. Help them develop a backbone.