As a parent of 3 Young Adults in their 20’s and an Advocate for over 245 Student Athletes, I feel some responsibility to share the RISKS of ALLOWING underage drinking!
I’m highlighting some risks from this article. https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/underage-drinking.htm
Yes, I did drink underage. Yes, unfortunately, no matter what I told my children, they too drank underage. We wish we had a solution.
As parents, we did NOT allow it in our home or to attend parties and shared the dangers of engaging in ILLEGAL activity. We did everything to avoid high school parties and events that might be at risk.
Then they go to college and all we could do was Pray that we laid a strong enough foundation. Peer pressure, the culture around campus and the feeling of independence overcame in many cases.
I’m going to share some articles of the dangers of allowing or accepting that this is “ok”. We need to continue to educate our young Student Athletes as there are even more penalties for them.