Today American parent are finding themselves in a (36)___________ about how to deal with teenage drinking, a serious social problem. A recent survey has (37) ___________that 92% of high school (38)_____________have tried alcohol at least once and two-thirds take a drink once a month. Alcohol has resulted in a lot of teenage car crashes, as well as (39) ____________ and murders. Parents are wondering why they can’t keep their children from drinking. Now many are beginning to (40) ___________ that it is not the kids but the parents who should be held responsible for their (41) _________attitudes. Some parent find that (42)__________ attitudes and methods are impractical and ineffective. They try to teach their children to drink responsibly. Many patents believe that (43) ________ drinking is a safe solution.
(44) _______________________________________________________________. Therefore, hardliners are striving to form a united front to lay down common rules to be strictly enforced. And the most popular method in some communities is what they call “ safe homes”, where unsupervised parties with alcohol are forbidden. (45) __________________________________________, but experts and educators fear that such attitudes might invite outright rebellion from the children. (46)___________________________________________________________.
44. However, an increasing number of parents fear that this will endanger their children’s safety
45. The hardliners think that in this way their children will learn self-control
46. Both sides agree that teenage drinking can be dealt with if no excessive drinking attitudes are established early, and supported by school authorities