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(Slate)   "Our teenager is sneaking sleeping pills. What do?"   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Mother, Family, Parent, good relationship, Father, unhappy child, 9-year-old daughter, husband tries  
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336 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 23 Oct 2021 at 5:45 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-22 11:33:10 PM  
Replace them with saltpeter
 
2021-10-23 12:12:05 AM  
Stop buying sleeping pills.
 
2021-10-23 12:13:12 AM  
Maybe hide them better?
 
2021-10-23 12:58:36 AM  
Maybe worry a little until the kid drinks and takes pills and kills herself... then post a moving tribute on Facebook for the likes.

JFC people... get in there and deal w it.

First... get yourself into therapy as a parent... get more info then from an  online site. Talk to a professional today.

Don't buy pills. Engage the child as parents and talk to her and tell her it's not acceptable. Talk to the mom. I can't. She'll scream at me. So what. Let her scream. When she calms down come up with a plan to help this child.
 
2021-10-23 4:57:05 AM  
TIL that Slate is going to a paywall. Let's hope that does not work out well for them.
 
2021-10-23 5:05:33 AM  
Take your time. Shop around. Anonymously write to dozens of advice columnists until you get the answer you want.
 
2021-10-23 5:51:59 AM  
whatever did people do 20 years ago?
step 1: learn to be a parent
step 2: ???
step 3: raise a decent human being who isn't a spoiled piece of crap

quit having kids if you aren't up for the job
 
2021-10-23 6:25:05 AM  
Sounds like a plot to a porn movie.
 
2021-10-23 6:50:06 AM  
The kid is almost 18, says her home situation is bad, and you think it might be even worse?  Why aren't you making plans for the kid to move in?

Obviously, the kid is already using controlled substances as a coping mechanism.  Is the kid on birth control for those days when the controlled substances are used around other hormonally charged kids?

Kid lives in another state, so you call the family and child services department for that state and report two teens in need of supervision.  DFACS will usually keep reporting anonymous, and will also look for family members to relocate the kids to.  Get moving on this, like yesterday.
 
2021-10-23 8:48:07 AM  

Jesus McSordid: TIL that Slate is going to a paywall. Let's hope that does not work out well for them.


Disable Java and Slate's paywall doesn't work.
 
2021-10-23 8:49:37 AM  
Replace a few with a laxative. At least you'll know where the kid will be most of the time.
 
2021-10-23 8:57:55 AM  
It's too bad they lead with this story instead of the "my semen donor is a dad to my kid but is now in a dysfunctional throuple" story. That is a much more interesting fiction.
 
2021-10-23 12:46:02 PM  
Hide the hard stuff and offer a melatonin.
 
2021-10-23 12:53:42 PM  
Hire a food taster.
 
2021-10-23 12:54:07 PM  
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Solution: Give her caffeine pills instead
 
2021-10-23 1:12:10 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.


I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...
 
2021-10-23 1:16:29 PM  
Tell her to just drink beer like a normal functioning adult or teenager.

I probably should never be a parent
 
2021-10-23 1:27:23 PM  

Mikey1969: OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.

I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...


Overreact much? I think so. So, what exactly is the least bit controversial about saying don't buy sleeping pills?
 
2021-10-23 1:42:38 PM  
Consult your doctor or clergyman.
 
2021-10-23 2:09:24 PM  

Billy Liar: Consult your doctor or clergyman.


It's a teenage daughter, I don't think the clergyman would be interested.
 
2021-10-23 3:21:59 PM  
Depends...how much do you like the kid?
 
2021-10-23 3:35:33 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Mikey1969: OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.

I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...

Overreact much? I think so. So, what exactly is the least bit controversial about saying don't buy sleeping pills?


Sorry, but I'm afraid it's true. Implying that kids can't steal your drugs if you don't buy any officially makes you one of the Worst People Ever.

Keep your eye on the mail, your "Yes, I'm Worse Than Hitler...Ask Me How!" t-shirt should arrive in 7-10 business days
 
2021-10-23 4:38:13 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Mikey1969: OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.

I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...

Overreact much? I think so. So, what exactly is the least bit controversial about saying don't buy sleeping pills?


You're implying that you steal them!  We see how you are, thief
 
2021-10-23 5:01:51 PM  
I know it's Fark and I'm supposed to be snarky, but I'm also reading Dopesick right now, so get her help before she gets into something much much worse.
 
2021-10-24 12:06:55 AM  

Almea Tarrant: OK So Amuse Me: Mikey1969: OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.

I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...

Overreact much? I think so. So, what exactly is the least bit controversial about saying don't buy sleeping pills?

Sorry, but I'm afraid it's true. Implying that kids can't steal your drugs if you don't buy any officially makes you one of the Worst People Ever.

Keep your eye on the mail, your "Yes, I'm Worse Than Hitler...Ask Me How!" t-shirt should arrive in 7-10 business days


I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that to participate in an Agony Aunt thread I was supposed to turn in a comprehensive mental health treatment plan for the subject of the letter! Is there a form I need to fill out before making an offhand remark or what?
 
2021-10-24 12:09:10 AM  
I like how some of you guys really believe the 'letter' was written by a real person and not "in house" like all the rest of the letters.
 
2021-10-24 12:20:28 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: Almea Tarrant: OK So Amuse Me: Mikey1969: OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.

I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...

Overreact much? I think so. So, what exactly is the least bit controversial about saying don't buy sleeping pills?

Sorry, but I'm afraid it's true. Implying that kids can't steal your drugs if you don't buy any officially makes you one of the Worst People Ever.

Keep your eye on the mail, your "Yes, I'm Worse Than Hitler...Ask Me How!" t-shirt should arrive in 7-10 business days

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that to participate in an Agony Aunt thread I was supposed to turn in a comprehensive mental health treatment plan for the subject of the letter! Is there a form I need to fill out before making an offhand remark or what?


Hey, settle down now! An attitude like that can cost a person a free t-shirt!
 
2021-10-24 12:22:33 AM  

Almea Tarrant: OK So Amuse Me: Almea Tarrant: OK So Amuse Me: Mikey1969: OK So Amuse Me: Stop buying sleeping pills.

I sure hope that you and your 12 fellow idiots don't have kids, don't babysit kids, or even talk to kids. You're idiots and don't know the first farking thing about parents...

Overreact much? I think so. So, what exactly is the least bit controversial about saying don't buy sleeping pills?

Sorry, but I'm afraid it's true. Implying that kids can't steal your drugs if you don't buy any officially makes you one of the Worst People Ever.

Keep your eye on the mail, your "Yes, I'm Worse Than Hitler...Ask Me How!" t-shirt should arrive in 7-10 business days

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that to participate in an Agony Aunt thread I was supposed to turn in a comprehensive mental health treatment plan for the subject of the letter! Is there a form I need to fill out before making an offhand remark or what?

Hey, settle down now! An attitude like that can cost a person a free t-shirt!


Fine, I'm a size small but send a medium because cotton shrinks after a few washes.
 
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