Parenting is hard, but that doesn’t mean that some people aren’t great at it!
1. “As a child my parents always taught me to throw my trash in the wastebasket.
A couple of years ago I was at a Starbucks with a friend and no money for a drink. As she had her smoothie, I played with the paper that had covered her straw and made bits and pieces of it. On my way out I threw out the trash and the barista was so happy I did it, that he gave me a free drink. Apparently, most everyone else just throws their trash on the ground.”
2. “My Dad always made me clean my room before I got to do anything fun, now I HAVE to tidy my room before I go anywhere, like, I feel so guilty.”
I think parents who are really strict with alcohol just make it a bigger issue than it should be
Because I was allowed to have it, and got drunk for the first time at a family party (where they could look after me), I never felt the need to go out in secret like my friends and drink dangerously.
I’m in University and can enjoy alcohol casually, but know my limits when I use it to get drunk on nights out, drinking enough to get just enough drunk and have fun.”