It's Time To Make Parents Accountable!
Many towns and cities have created a coalition with a mission of reducing teen drinking, and the percentages from crime statistics and student surveys are showing a slight decrease in reported incidents. These coalitions spend thousands of tax payer dollars on education and awareness initiatives that may very well be helping to bring this serious problem to the surface. One particular awareness activity is the town hall style meeting, where members of youth service organizations, police departments, school personnel, faith-based organizations, local business owners, parents and youth, all come together to discuss the problem and progress. The one group mentioned above whose presence seems to be lacking a bit at these events is the parents; the individuals one would think has the ultimate responsibility when their child or teen participates in inappropriate activities. I find it interesting how parents sound off on topics such as bullying and teen drinking, but when an eve