1. When the senior-year partying starts, Jude knows that her kids are going to parties where alcohol is served, and she gets proof that they are drinking.
How should she have handled this?
Should she and Miles have forbidden them from going to parties?
Why didn’t they?
What were they afraid of?
2. In knowing about the drinking, were Jude and Miles tacitly allowing it?
Is it enough to tell your kids about the dangers of drinking and driving and then trust them to make good decisions?
3. In many parts of the country, parents choose to have a “take-the-keys” party for their teenage children, with the thought that it will be a safer environment.
What do you think of this? Would you do it?