Hi Zoesplace, yes I agree. My daughter went to a party where parents allowed to have alcohol. She said that peer pressure is so bad that it would be better if she had a drink (provided by me). After many days of deliberation among my daughter, husband and myself, we decided to give her one single drink. The fact was I normally don't drink, and if I do it would be in a dinner or special occasion. We normally do not drink. So I was not very familiar with these cruises etc, and I bought a UDL (lemon and vodka). We tasted together at dinner and we even didn't finish the can. Then I was explaining my daughter that because we drank water in between, we had food etc. the effect of alcohol was reduced, but still is in our system. The party 's date was coming and my daughter did not decided what I supposed to buy for that party. At the end I went to this liquor store and bought rum and cola. I did not know that this was not a good option. I am totally ignorant in this level. Anyway It worked well for me, my daughter told me she had a sip and it was soo yuck!! that she did not drink at all!!. The thing is she saw people that was vomiting, and so wasted that it was not good. She has gone to other parties now, and she does not ask me for a drink, she also has learned that there are other kids that don't drink, some of them are designated drivers, etc. But I agree I would not host a party with alcohol. It's not me, that is what I try to explain to her. It hurts that she does not see the point clearly, she prefers not to have the party, at the end of the day is her choice, but as I said it hurts.
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