I have a daughter who will be 16 in a few weeks time and who is desperately asking for alcohol for her 16th birthday party at home. A large number of the kids at her school in the Uk were allowed to drink at parties or an alco pop once a week at the age of 14. Many of those kids at the age of 16 are now having a few drinks and/or getting drunk most weekends. I was hoping that side of things would be a little more controlled here but it seems there are still large numbers of parents happy to let their kids drink alot! My daughter has several invites for parties and it looks like alcohol will be at all. I'm not against letting my daughter try alcohol at her age but believe it should be a small amount at home when we are there and not huge amounts at parties where it can lead to mistakes they may regret.
What I really want to know is how other people feel about this. Right now i kind of feel like i'm the only strict parent. How have,are or would you deal with this situation?