Parental Rights Challenged

A Wisconsin legislator is trying to change state law to prevent parents from serving their own children any alcohol beverage, even within their own home.

This is in spite of extensive evidence that those who learn to drink in moderation with their parents tend to have fewer alcohol-related problems. At a public hearing, it was pointed out that the law would cause the loss of "an important educational opportunity."

 

Reference:

  • Lawmaker wants an end to drinking with parents. www.madison.com, 8-20-03;
  • Bill seeks to prevent parents from buying kids alcohol in taverns. Associated Press, 8-20-03.

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