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(Mother Nature Network)   New study says you shouldn't brag to your children about all the awesome times you had using drugs when you were a youth   ( divider line
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2889 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Feb 2013 at 8:48 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-23 08:53:41 AM  
2 votes:
brag, no. but most children are lied to more than enough by their parents and other adults. tell them the truth. people who partied hearty may have had fun. They also had friends (or them selves) get arrested, whisked away in ambulances, do damage to their health, pissed away their money, blah blah blah. sure there was plenty of fun to be had but everything comes with a price. everything has its consequences. i'm not a parent but i see good in open honest dialogue when it is age appropriate for the subject matter.
2013-02-23 03:47:16 PM  
1 vote:

douchebag/hater: While it may not as 'bad' as alcohol - and that has yet to be determined - pot is not harmless.

Alcohol KILLS thousands of people every year. Directly. And nobody needs to be told how bad tobacco is, we already know.
The research is already in - Pot is absolutely, positively, definitely not as bad for people as alcohol. It's not as dangerous in the short term, it's not as dangerous in the long term, and it's not as addictive.

Don't pretend like people haven't been smoking pot for centuries already, we have a pretty good handle on the effects at this stage. Even *if* (and it is a big if) the schizophrenia link is proven later, it's still a million times better than the cancer, liver and heart disease caused by the other two.

If you want to tell me it's boring and a great way to stumble through life without direction/ambition, go ahead, I quite agree. But the rest... you're just actually wrong.
2013-02-23 01:09:46 PM  
1 vote:
Niether has asked me directly (17 & 12) but I did tell my oldest that I didn't think pot was as 'bad' as tobacco, alcohol, coke, meth, etc.

I always thought that was the biggest load told during my youthful years - that they were all the same and they were all 'evil, gateway horrors that'll make you fling yourself off a building and such...' than, as once the weed was sampled, most realized - hey, this isn't the horror story I was told about' - then others (not me thank God) thought the same must be bs regarding the other stuff - and they found out differently.

Socially acceptable or not, cigs and booze are more addictive/harmful than doobage - legal or not.

/obvious statement is obvious
2013-02-23 10:56:53 AM  
1 vote:
My oldest kid knows I still smoke weed. I've never gone into detail about the drugs in my past, but we've been far more honest with the kids than the farking DARE program.

I'm hoping at least one of the kids grows up to be into weed. If we don't legalize soon, I may need a new connection eventually.
2013-02-23 10:44:07 AM  
1 vote:

upndn: It finally happened! The one girl in the pic is my daughter. Where did you get that pic? Farkin fark fark. It's all good till you see your kid on fark. Farkin fark. I guess it could be a worse pic. I guess I'll be having an interesting conversation in the very near future. Like now. Breathe, 1 2 3

Is it the one with the pacifier?  Cause you can tell by her eyes, she's had multiple dicks in her at the same time
2013-02-23 09:42:13 AM  
1 vote:
All my 50ish peers never used drugs.In fact, they've never seen them anywhere. Wouldn't recognize them if you had 'em.

That's what they tell their kids and guess what? The kids aren't buying it.
2013-02-23 09:35:34 AM  
1 vote:
My youngest daughter called me up this fall and was all freaked out because she had done too many shrooms.  I talked her down, told her to make a nice cup of tea, and then we discussed the proper dosage of shroomies (i.e. you need a lot less than you think).

If I had had that conversation with her when she was 20, this would not have happened.
2013-02-23 09:32:06 AM  
1 vote:
Drugs killed my brother.  I've already showed them the grave a couple of times, and so far so good.
2013-02-23 09:21:20 AM  
1 vote:
I kind of look at as I want my kids to know me but when to tell them about things I've done parallels their age. No, I'm not going to tell them when they're in middle school about all the things I did in college. Ill stick to my middle school stories. But when they are in college, yes, I would want to have honest dialogue with them.
2013-02-23 09:15:58 AM  
1 vote:
Good thing I'm never having kids.
2013-02-23 08:56:46 AM  
1 vote:
I don't have any kids. I tell other peoples' kids.
2013-02-23 08:51:22 AM  
1 vote:
The well-adjusted adults on Fark know differently though, I'm sure.
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