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#91 of 96 Old 11-17-2009, 10:12 AM
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As a mom of 2 teenage boys; 15 & 17 and an 11yo daughter, we have had plenty of discussion about the use and misuse of using drugs and alcohol. Both my boys have tried pot and really liked it. Especially my 15yo, to the point that he was called out as a burn out, ostracized by his friends and spent the summer alone, all by his own doing. It was heartbreaking to watch. He has been grounded, cut off from the computer, cell phone, forget giving him money and none of it really made a difference to him until he came to the decision to not smoke pot. Lots of tears ( mine and his) and today we are in a good place. Hopefully he can stay strong enough to keep on saying no. Rather than call these kids out as bad, maybe we, as parents need to stop and think about the words we are putting out and how they not only will affect the child using the drugs but thier families as well.
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
You can dislike it all you want. But please don't use discredited theories to justify it. There are decent enough ligitimate reasons to not approve of pot that you don't really need to tout the "reefer madness" bull.

I get fed up with all of that.

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Originally Posted by deny_zoo29 View Post
I have to mostly agree here! Why is pot NOT a big deal?! Whether or not you personally feel it is right or not, it is ILLEGAL in the U.S.! So your child should not be allowed to do it! Period.
If your teen broke some other law would you be just as lenient?
Thanks for your post!
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I'd feel the same way as if my kid were caught drinking by the cops, since imo, it is very comparable. I would not be happy, and I would definitely putting some restrictions on my child. Like my parents told me- wait til your brain is finished growing before you start killing your braincells.
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I would largely do what Dar said too.

I would have a hard time trusting her. And I would probably follow up on a lot of her activities for a while. She would need to make sure she was where she said she was.

I would make sure she knew I didn't trust her. Not sure about this kid, but my kids would be very upset that I would not be able to trust them.

Yeah - I would be checking up and checking out the friends....

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Originally Posted by 2xy View Post
There is a law in Wyoming that prohibits one from photographing a rabbit from January-April. Still on the books, from what I understand.

There are tons here and photography is one of my hobbies what the heck are they expecting??? LOL!!!

Going back to the topic, I wouldn't make a fuss if Addie decides she wants to smoke pot I wouldn't give it a fuss. I rather have her smoke pot than doing cocaine on weekends or drinking alcohol (which is worse than mj).
Now why isn't alcohol illegal if its worse??

Yes at 16 is young to start smoking mj, but I rather have my very rebel teenager smoking mj than drinking alcohol and getting wasted.
Call me a bad parent whatever.

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