I think when something is dangerous enough to send folks to the ER, then maybe we should look into making a minimum age requirement to purchase it.
Adults are adults and welcome to do stupid things to themselves, but keep in mind that kids' brains aren't fully developed, so they tend to do dumb things without knowing (or sometimes having the facts) how dumb those things are.
We banned energy drinks in our house, but there are plenty of our kids' friends who are still drinking them, and even bringing them in school lunches as a beverage.
If I have to pull out my ID for one more thing in order to keep kids safe I am willing to do that.
Yes. Unfortunately, holiday fundraising is a necessary evil. There are so many people who don't have food or warm clothing, and it can be worse during the holidays.
Does it stress me out? Yep. Every time I go into the grocery store there is a person out there glaring at me if I don't drop money in the bucket. I think the feeling is that if you're going into the store, then you MUST have money and should hand some of it over.
Lots of folks are hurting financially right now, so don't judge others if they can't give. Just rejoice in the ones who can and do.