When time comes, I will buy Nathaniel a case of beer.
I know that regardless of our warnings and the statistics, the truth is our kids will want to learn the drinking truth for themselves.
I don’t believe that a “magic” age comes along when kids suddenly become ready for the responsibility that being able to drink entails.
They can just do it legally.
I know lots of people who are legal drinking age that are stupid drinkers.
*I* was a stupid drinker.
(I only drink GOOD vodka now!)
Partly because I grew up with that attitude of “we said don’t drink, so don’t drink”.
My parents will read this and it might be the first time they know that I drank beer in middle school. And in high school. And many times rode with drivers I shouldn’t have.
I will buy my kids beer when it’s time. I will teach them to respect the fun it can be but the DANGER it can be too.
The same way I taught them not to touch the stove when they were little.
Kitchen knives when they were older.
Why wouldn’t I be the one to teach them this precious lesson that could save their life, the life of a friend, a stranger?
Not every kids chooses to drink, but when statistics show that two of five teens drank last month…well, you do the math.
Soberlinke is a way to reinforce lessons you’ve tried to teach, the FIRST home breathalyzer for teens to check-in with parents.
To be very honest, if you are too controlling with your teen, you might find this ineffective.
But if you are using this TOGETHER, for the sake of safety, you may find it to be all the difference in the world.
I want my kids to know: I WILL COME GET YOU (OR PAY FOR A CAB)
No lecture. No punishment. No threats.
Maybe ugly pajamas, no promises.
This post was sponsored by Soberlinke, but the opinions are ALL my own!