A mom told me an interesting idea the other day. She said by the time her kids got into middle school she wanted to develop and publish a “safe list” for the grade. The ‘safe list’ would include parents who signed an agreement not to A. have a gun in the house and B. that they wouldn’t sever alcohol to minors.
It is so hard to know – especially in middle and high school when new kids come into the school – whose families you can trust. But would you trust the list? Maybe parents would feel peer pressured to say “yes” even if they didn’t really mean it.
We had some reader questions about drinking and minors that I thought I would include with this topic (I think we hit this a few years ago when that Gwinnett mom got busted for serving to minors but can’t hurt to discuss since it’s been a few years):
“Would you serve alcohol to a minor. If said minor is your child………or if said minor was having a high school graduation party at your home????? Would you provide alcohol to underaged college students? What would you do if your minor child was drinking?”
So I want to know: Have you ever heard of a “safe list?” Would you want one for your school? Would it really help determine which families were trustworthy? What other things would you want them to agree to – such as not to leave teens in the house unattended?
If parents at your school asked you to sign a “safe list” agreement would you?
Our regular wants to know: Would you serve alcohol to minors – high school or college? How do you handle if your minor is drinking?
– Theresa Walsh Giarrusso, AJC Momania