In which persuasion is better than force

In the news today: a slightly silly charity has said that people who give any booze at all to children should be prosecuted.

It’s silly, because, banning something doesn’t stop it happening. You can jump up and down and say “don’t do that” all you like, and it will still happen. You have to persuade people not to do it, rather than just tell them they can’t. These people don’t really seem to realise that.

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2 comments on “Boozing”

  1. Gert says:

    Interestingly, the Scottish equivalent charity is saying that children should drink at home, sensibly, with parents giving the message about sensible drinking, as happens in sensible countries eg in Southern Europe. I think that 14+ should be permitted to drink wine or beer with a meal, when accompanied by a ‘parent or guardian’.

  2. cannabis says:

    Drinking wine is okey to the teenagers if they are with their parents…Parents can monitor their children and they will be able to stop their children in drinking more.

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