Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

NBC’s Today Show asks: “Should parents let teens drink at home?” | Video

Matt Lauer and guest experts discuss the best ways to teach your children how to drink responsibly. They briefly discuss the Social Host bogeyman vs. sensible parenting starting at the 3:20 mark and again at 6:00. Although research has been inconclusive, the experts shy away from recommending just saying “No” due to the dangerous rates of binge drinking and alcohol poisonings among college students and lean towards home-schooling appropriate attitudes and behaviors. What do you think?

Should parents let teens drink alcohol at home? NBC Today Show – March 15, 2011 – Interviewer: Matt Lauer

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