Tip: If you want drug-free kids, don't talk about your own drug use2/23/2013
Parents, if you want your kids to stay off drugs, just say no to telling them about your own druggie past. You might think talking about that time you smoked a joint is going to make your point more effective, but, according to a new study, parents who share their own experiences about drug-use risk seeing their arguments go up in smoke. The report found that parents’ well-meaning teachable moments actually undermine their anti-drug stance. What often happens is, well, kid-reasoning, like “My parents experimented and they turned out fine.” What’s more important is actually setting a good example and talking to your kids. Just leave out that time you hotboxed on the way to prom. [Source]
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