Principal Letter. Principal Sondheim’s letter of December 15, 2015 on holiday and other parties, given Marin County’s high rates of binge drinking, alcohol and other drug use among both teens and adults, is reprinted to the right. Even if you read it already, it is worth reading again.
Principal Sondheim cites our Be the Influence Pledge and Online Directory program as an important tool for parents to stay engaged in our teens’ lives, monitor their whereabouts and be a positive influence. He also cites the legal liability for underage drinking that hosts of parties are subject to through Social Host Ordinances, which are enforced throughout Marin County.
Marin Catholic Newsletter. Principal Sondheim references a letter from Marin Catholic, which was also circulated before the holiday break, on the teen party scene in Marin. It is on point, and is reprinted here.
The MC newsletter cites a recent Marin IJ opinion piece by Larry Fritzlan, a Marin therapist and author of the new book “My Addicted Child”. Discussing the growing prevalence of harder drugs among Marin youth and the role of parenting, it is well worth the read at http://www.marinij.com/….
The MC newsletter concludes on a hopeful for parents and states that: