If teens want to smoke pot and drink then they will, doesn't matter if you tell them not to..So I think it was good you let them do it in the house coz I would prefer my kids to do that stuff in a save environment instead of in the street where I wouldn't know what was going on...So I guess from a "good parenting" view you were "wrong" to let them do that.. but I personally think you were also right to give them a place to experiment safely and under supervision :)
I would nominate you for a 'Mother of the Year' award
Yes...my former sisters-in-law used the same fuzzy thinking to allow her children to drink and smoke pot in her home. The sister-in-law were alcoholics and one of them was a pot smoker herself....and because they sanctioned drinking and normalized it in the home, and because they modeled it, they ended up with alcoholic children, and drug-using children, and one of my former nieces-in-law died of a heroin over-dose.
My mother always used to say that she preferred me and my friends to get stoned at home as there was much less chance of getting arrested. If I had kids I would do the same thing. I think your attitude is to be commended. It's terrible that you feel that you could have got into serious trouble for it.
Yes I would
would you prefere them doing it while hideing somwhere with noone who could react if something happend? cause I know if a kid wants to that's the only alternative to alowe it them
Its the weed I wouldnt tolerate... not at all
even there... if a child wants to do it he she finds a way...
so whats better at home where you can react if he/she falls unconscious or somwhere under a bridge?
I am not having a child of mine bringing that c rap into my house or smoking it under a bridge. No way
I would be careful about letting their friends partake without permission from their parents. I drank and smoked weed as a teenager even though my parents were against it so it would be absurd for me to think that strategy works. I would try to deter them from hard drugs though.
you could be a worse parent and not give a dame at least your provieding a safe place and taking there car keys away
Some would, but i'm an open-minded person.
of course those things can be harmful...
I recommend you to watch the film Requiem for a Dream.
You're right you coulda gone to jail. We're all products of our environments.
I think letting the 'friends' do so is crossing the line. I would far sooner my kids are introduced to this stuff here at home than some other place.
Yes. The drinking is not so bad but smoking weed is the worst for me. It's legal to drink under parental guidance but it's completely illegal to smoke weed. You'd be allowing your own kids to get ill from habits that YOU condoned. I doubt you'd feel like a good parent when they're lying in hospital with terminal lung cancer. You'd also be encouraging them to not take the law seriously and just do illegal acts privately.
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hm... let me say it like this if you educated your children about the problems... I don't think it was that bad... because lets face it if they want to they do it anyway... like this they were at least in a safe envirement...
to the no rules part... it's not healthy to grow up without rules or consequences... you learn it's right to do what ever you want and that results in not having respect for others or their well being
true and it seems like your kid's understood enough not to abuse it...
so everything worked out all right... and that's all you can wish for... you cared and that alone makes you a good parent