At what age do you think it’s appropriate for parents to let their children drink alcohol under their supervision?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 24, 2008
“I think 18 is old enough, unless there are some family issues with alcohol or mental illness. I mean, we’re not talking about getting drunk here.”
“I would say it’s against the law until they’re 21, so they should follow it.”
“Really, I’d say obey the law and wait until they’re 21. I don’t know that I would have said that before I turned 21, but looking back, it’s a law for a reason.”
“I would say 16. I feel like 16-year-olds are mature enough, and I think it’s better to let them try it in a supervised environment before they go out and do it with their friends.”