Is Supervised-Underage Drinking For Prom Ever Ok? [POLL]
Prom season is upon us. A lot of decisions will have to be made. Dress, dinner, limo, date, and after parties. But is supervised-underage drinking for prom ok?
As parents the main job is to open the purse or wallet and set a budget on what you are going to buy. It seems that girls are the most expensive. They need a dress, shoes, hair, nails, and so on and so on. Guys are just as expensive. They need the tux, a corsage, transportation, dinner and who knows what else.
But parents are sometimes faced with another problem, whether to buy their kid alcohol or not. This isn't a new subject. As a matter of fact, when I went to prom several kids had parents that bought them alcohol for after prom. The actuality is that a ton of teens will be drinking after prom with or without permission.
So the question is, if you are supervising, is underage drinking for prom ok? Now when I say supervising, I use that term loosely. I know that no parent who has agreed to buy alcohol is actually going to sit and watch these kids drink. But is it ok to give them permission?
I know that it is wrong, but when I was younger my mom would let us drink on occasion. She said that she would rather us drink at home and be safe than to be out drinking and driving.
I see both sides of the spectrum. At home they'll be safe, but it's still wrong. My son is growing up super fast and I too will be faced with this decision. Will I allow him to drink at prom or will I not? The truth is I hope that I bring him up in a way that he'll be the one to make the responsible decision.