17 & 18 year olds Spring Break?

Aug 20th, 2017, 04:17 PM
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17 & 18 year olds Spring Break?

I am sure I know what most people will say, but I still need some reinforcement. My daughter and 5 friends want to go to Sayulita Mexico for spring hreak (grade 12) ). One set of parents will also be there, BUT they will be in a different resort and only check in on them a few times a day. So far only 2 sets of parents have said yes to this. The rest of us are not so sure. These are very good girls, and we trust them, but can't trust other people. Comments ?
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Aug 20th, 2017, 09:02 PM
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No way unless the parents were in an adjoining room.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 04:36 AM
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Not at that age, essentially unchaperoned.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 05:25 AM
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Not a good idea...Sayulita, is full of back packers, young crowd looking to party...
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Aug 21st, 2017, 06:43 AM
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When I can't make up my mind I ask myself "what's the worst that can happen?" In this case the worst would be greatly magnified by being in another country. The details of the worst are beside the point.

Look at the statistics for drivers that age and even "good" teens have poor judgement compared to older drivers. That would, I assume, apply also to dropping them into an unfamiliar environment. Have good judgement and keep them north of the border.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 06:48 AM
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One word NEVER
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Aug 21st, 2017, 06:53 AM
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horrible idea
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Aug 21st, 2017, 10:03 AM
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My concern isn't supervision.

You need to read up on Sayulita. They have been having ongoing problems with visitors getting sick there.

Everyone here is jumping on the teenagers &/or scared of Mexico band wagon on this thread.

That is not the #1 concern for anyone visiting Sayulita at this time.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 10:03 AM
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This has zero to do with "trusting other people".
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Aug 21st, 2017, 10:42 AM
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Possibly the worst choice ever.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 01:59 PM
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This has nothing to do with being afraid of Mexico. The chaperones for the trip need to be next door, not at a different resort. This would be the case anywhere if it were my daughter.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 02:07 PM
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Then what does can't trust other people mean?
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Aug 21st, 2017, 02:41 PM
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>>Then what does can't trust other people mean?<<


That would apply equally to Daytona Beach or Waikiki - or Seattle for that matter . . . I see nowhere the OP said anything against Mexico. But whether it would be a good idea for 17 & 18 yo's should be doing this.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 02:48 PM
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They would be "checked on a few times a day". Even if the chaperones were at the same resort would they be expected to have eyes on the girls 24/7?

As far as "or Seattle for that matter" wink wink, some 18 year olds live on their own without parental supervision at that age, or backpack around Europe with a friend, or whatever.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 02:56 PM
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I'm an Airbnb host. I occasionally host young women. One on her own is always a perfect guest. Two together they seem to lose all semblance of behavior their parents would be proud of. It's my guess they haven't yet gotten a grip on walking & chewing gum at the same time, as the saying goes. They seem not to be able to behave well and also have fun, so they always opt for fun. I'm not talking about 1 or 2 groups, but every group of 2 young women under about 25. I'm pretty sure more than 2 will mean losing even more of their good sense.

I can only speak for my own experience and that's been my experience. I cannot turn them down but I pray I don't get any more, no doubt it will be in vain.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 03:09 PM
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And by the way, I lived on my own and supported myself from the age of 18. I got a job in Europe at 20. But I never, ever, went anywhere in a pack and it's the pack mentality that I think is the danger, not the place they choose to go.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 03:11 PM
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I said "backpack" not go in a pack!
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Aug 21st, 2017, 03:15 PM
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I said pack, not backpack. Unrelated to backpack or other luggage.
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Aug 21st, 2017, 09:18 PM
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Thank you for your comments. Trip is cancelled, and I feel much better.
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