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    Old 08-05-2020, 08:59 PM   #1
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    Settle this please!

    We are at a parenting impasse. Would you, as a parent of a 17 1/2 year old boy confront him about a bottle of half full fruit flavored vodka in an old backpack in his closet or would you step back and observe, knowing he has it but not letting him know you know so he can hide it better? The first choice let's him know you are aware and it is not o.k. ....the second choice allows you to covertly keep observing consumption and behavior while keeping him from just hiding the prohibited beverages in a better place. I know that at his age I drank, but I am mostly concerned about drinking and driving! I do not know where he acquired the alcohol.

     
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    Old 08-06-2020, 04:13 AM   #2
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    Re: Settle this please!

    I would take the bottle and have it sitting out on the kitchen table/counter without saying a word. I would wait till he says something - and he will - before even mentioning it. Then we would have a talk.

     
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    Old 08-06-2020, 09:20 PM   #3
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    I agree....a dialogue needs to happen with him, this is your job here. Cheers, Sera

     
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