Underage Drinking & the Law

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

Think our teens are bad? We were worse.

In most measures, the teens of 2012 are far better behaved than we were: they practice safe sex, most don’t smoke pot or cigarettes and they’re better prepared for college. … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charges dropped against Stanford University Prof. Burnett

We wonder, doesn’t District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe owe the Burnetts an apology?

May 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

It started on Halloween…but the nightmare won’t end with jail

In a landmark Social Host Law case, single mom Tiffany Clark has been found guilty of furnishing* alcohol to minors, sentenced with the most extreme penalties we’ve recorded to date and separated … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Friends’ Parents Can Sway Teens’ Odds for Drinking, Smoking” Medline Plus

This post is a press release from Medline Plus reprinted in full TUESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) — Everyone knows teen behavior is highly influenced by their friends, but a … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hunting Parties

Using military tactics, elite squads patrol the streets of U.S. towns on the lookout for…What? Terrorists? Meth labs? No, teen parties.

May 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Three kinds of lies

We think MADD is pointing in the wrong direction when they demonize parents for giving alcohol to their own children. While MADD announces 26 percent of teens get their alcohol from parents and family members, the true number is only 6.8 percent and it’s legal in most states.

April 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Protecting Parents from Prom’s Penalties

Westchester, New York parents, learn what you need to do to protect yourself and your teen-age children from accidentally triggering the Social Host Law on Prom night or any other … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Project X” or bigger picture?

Police blame the film “Project X” for a recent rash of teen party break-ins across the country but teens came up with it first.

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Crosslake MN passes SHO

A new Social Host Ordinance was passed March 13, 2012 by the City of Crosslake, MN. Although a copy of the ordinance is not up on their website yet, the … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

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