Parenting and Drugs
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In this video I talk about my experience of growing up with nobody ever talking to my about marijuana – not my parents, not my teachers, not my coaches. Not talking about it did NOT keep me from trying it, using it daily and eventually becoming addicted to it. (Yes I do think I was addicted to weed, although there are many other people (almost all weed smokers) who would never agree that marijuana is addictive).
I don’t have a lot of experience with this as a parent, but I have started speaking to my 10 year old daughter about pot, drinking and other drugs. I found out last week that she had been watching these videos and is proud that I have been helping others through their struggles.
Of course I cannot say for sure how this is going to end up, but I have to think that talking about things, being open and honest and getting things out in the open is a much better approach than acting like an ostrich and putting your head in the sand.
What do you think? Any other parents out there have experience with this that they would like to share.