“Many parents today try to be their child's best friend so that they could be popular. This is a mistake. A child will love their parent to matter what; however, if a parent wants their child to go in the right direction in life they must be a parent, not a best friend. Buying your child alcohol, having the parties at your house every weekend, trying to act like your one of the "teenagers" will only hurt your child in the long run. Underage drinking would not take place nearly as much if we had parent support. Some parents may find it okay for their child to consume alcohol at young age, but they fail to realize what happens when they are under the influence. Parents don't "see" what goes on at the parties and most teens will not tell their parents what really takes place.  It’s not good.”

- Sharon, SADD student & Senior