LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Curb teen drinking with parental involvement

Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 02:02 PM.

Dear editor,

From my experience, law enforcement cannot cure underage drinking without the parents getting involved and supporting the issue.

Too many times, parents deny that their child has a problem and, when it is brought out in the open, want someone else to take charge. 

I could no more stop a teen from drinking than fly to the moon. Sure, you can get tough, and you can start hauling them to jail, but the parent will be the first to complain.

This is a job for all, including teens. Someone has got to show them respect and teach them to say no and walk away.

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