NZ Herald Jul 5, 2010
The Government is considering making it unlawful for adults to give alcohol to young people without their parents’ consent. At present, under-18s can be given liquor without consent if they are in private homes or at private functions. Justice Minister Simon Power says parental consent is one of the liquor issues he is looking at but stresses that a change is not a certainty.
Family First Comment: Dr Aric Sigman who is a keynote speaker at our upcoming Forum on the Family says ““While many believe that children benefit from the role-modeling and restraint displayed at the family dinner table, they have not considered the biochemical processes at work.”