A mother in Australia has been outraged by a birthday invitation which included a permission slip for her daughter to drink champagne.
A 'champagne party' is considered something us adults would host, but for a 13-year-old girl? Some serious questions had to be raised.
The mother was confronted by her 12-year-old daughter who brought an invitation home from her private school, asking parents to sign a slip to authorise their child to drink alcohol.
And like most young girls who want to fit in, her daughter understandably wanted to attend.
However, the mum thought outside of the box and decided to bring her daughter to a doctor who would warn her of the dangers of drinking alcohol at such a young age.
Dr Lorraine Baker told the Herald Sun that she was shocked by the invitation the family brought with them.
“Drinking alcohol is such an accepted part of Australian life, it is sometimes very hard to distinguish drinking behaviour that is acceptable for good health from behaviour that is slipping toward the dangerous for both drinkers and the people around them.”
Dr Lorraine added that even drinking at the legal age of 18, alcohol still has risks.
"Our legal age for the service of alcohol is 18-years-old, but the science of the brain (neuroscience) has confirmed it is still maturing until at least 25, so if you add alcohol to the immaturity of the brain, some very poor decisions can be made," she said.
What do you think of this? Would you be outraged as a mother by the invitation?