Each year, thousands of doe-eyed college freshmen will settle into their dorms anxiously awaiting their first moments of college life. College years are a transformative, exploratory time in a young adult's life. Parental influence is lessened and teens are given the opportunity to spread their wings.
Young people face many challenges. Balancing school work, creating healthy friendships and planning for the future can be stressful enough without adding drug and alcohol use to the mix. But alcohol and drug use is a reality among teens. Did you know that 23% of 8th graders and 42% of 10th graders have tried alcohol at least once?
False – on a number of fronts.
For starters, it’s illegal in Florida. Some states allow parents to give alcohol to their children in their home, but the Sunshine State’s only exception is allowing minors to taste, but not consume, alcohol in a classroom setting like a culinary school.
The dangers of letting your children drink under your supervision are very real.