Because without common sense and a blood alcohol level that would kill an elephant they could end up out a window, in a car with someone equally as drunk, or late at night on a beach with God knows who and it may very well be the "one last time" they see their friends. Most kids do come back in one piece. My own daughter started rattling my cage about Spring Break last year. I've spent the last two years making a documentary on upper middle class children and their problems, which range from eating disorders, hovering at an all time high, to drug and alcohol abuse ditto , depression, and addiction to prescription drugs. I said unequivocally, No, no way, no how. Because "there" is a foreign country, thousands of miles away from anyone who might be able to impose a little bit of moderation and if an emergency arose, God forbid, take care of it. Madeline Levine, author of The Price of Privelige, says that parents cannot weather the storms of their child's frustration and rejection; thus the total inability for many of our generation to "just say no" and stick with it. The stats are online: By Tracey Jackson It's not even Halloween, yet private school kids all over the city are making elaborate plans for that bacchanal festival, often turned fiasco, called Spring Break. However, neither this nor our current financial crisis seems to influence the hundreds of parents who are at the moment making down payments on room, board and unlimited alcoholic beverages so their children can celebrate their last year in high school. Amidst all of this one of the biggest problems they face is that they are being raised by a generation of parents who for some reason are not able to channel Nancy Reagan and "just say no. As we walked, we discovered we had the same major Education , and many of the same interests. Because without some form of parental or adult supervision average kids after five -- let's not even add on the thirteen extra thirteen -- have lost all common sense.