ad·vice[ad-vahys] -noun
an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.

1250–1300; late ME advise; r. ME avis (with ad- ad- for a- a-5 ) < OF a vis (taken from the phrase ce m'est a vis that is my impression, it seems to me)

Dear Readers,
Feel free to email us your questions. We promise not to bite, too hard. We don't promise you'll like our advice or even follow it. What we can say is that we will do our best to answer as honestly as we would a good friend.
Mae & Judith

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oh No, Alcohol

Dear Auntie Mae and Judith,
I just learned from another mom that my college freshman is drinking at school, what should I do?

Mom of a College Freshman

Dear Mom:
Well before you go in there guns blazing get all your facts correct about the drinking before you challenge them. Teenagers will experiment, it's almost a rite of passage that alcohol and college freshmen will mix at some stage, find out the frequency and apply the right amount of advice and ground rules that need to be adhered too. For example if it was a once off you have to take the approach of ' hey I know you where drinking, and I understand that you will experiment with alcohol with your friends, but it's not cool to get wasted when so much can happen as a result of over excess and your bodies not used to it. You're old enough to know the nasty side of life is just waiting to bite you. In the ass when you least expect it, so don't give it a chance to devour you when you’re half cut ok?

Dear Mom of a College Freshman,
As a parent you could educate your son about the dangers of alcohol and the alcohol abuse. You could further discuss ways of being safe while with others who are drinking as well as his schools drinking policy. Teach your son safety, facts and what to do if he’s ever in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation involving alcohol; then hope your kids has enough brains to play it safe.
Auntie Mae 

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