I'm still slightly Muslim when it comes to alcohol; I still reckon the cons outweigh the pros. I can't imagine allowing my kids (if/when I have them) to drink at all, particularly not of they're anything under at least 16. I shudder thinking about how I'd deal with alcohol if/when I have my own household.
I see it more as they are going to anyway.
I was drinking at the age of 14, irregardless of the law or physical consequences. and I was drinking stupidly since the whole underage prohibition doesn't even give explanations of how to drink responsibly if you are going to drink, its just a flat out no.
Maybe, much like sex education is now about how to protect yourself if you do have underage sex, so too should alcohol rules.
My son had a WKD, the alcohol content is minimal, my son is around me when I drink and sees me stop before I reach a limit, and hears me talk about the right way to drink alcohol, the warnings of alcohol poisoning.
I dunno, my son comes to me now often for advice, tells me about people offering him drugs and tells me that he said no.
I think my openness makes it possible for him to learn in a better way than if I just flat out said no.
I think so though anyway lol.