social host law. Earlier this month, a parent received the first citation under the new law.
First parent cited under Mercer Island's 'underage drinking' ordinance (KOMO)
Mercer Island dad may fight $250 fine for son's party (Seattle Times)
More research has been done that emphasizes the key role parents play in preventing underage drinking.
Kids listen when parents say no to teen drinking (National Public Radio)
Two more studies indicate a link between exposure to alcohol through media and underage drinking.
Alcohol consumption in movies and adolescent binge drinking in 6 European countries (Pediatrics)
Comparing media and family predictors of alcohol use: a cohort study of US adolescents (BMJ Open)