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posted: 5/20/2013 5:00 AM

Students ask parents to not serve alcohol

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A huge percent of students from Maine Township do not approve of adults providing alcohol to teens. We believe parents should be the role model for teenagers and take action by not providing alcohol. A role model is a person who exhibits positive behavior and sets a good example. If you do provide alcohol, there could be serious health, safety, and legal consequences that you may not have considered.

Teens notice their parents' actions and are influenced by the decisions their parents make. For example, if parents set a good example for their teens to follow and make their stance on alcohol clear, teens are more likely to be positively influenced by the example their parents set. The actions of parents can affect the actions of teens.

As we all know, prom and graduation are right around the corner. Now, more than ever, it is important that parents set clear guidelines on the acceptable ways to celebrate. We believe parents should set certain rules for what their teens can and cannot do. If parents host a party, there can be activities that are fun but don't involve alcohol.

Parents should have a clear line of communication with other parents as well to ensure that all of the parents are setting a good example and not hosting parties with alcohol. We would like to thank parents who do not provide alcohol to teenagers and set a good example for them to follow.

Danielle Kavanaugh

Neha Patel

Aasumi Shah

Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation Youth & Change Movement students

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