I’m not sure about the best way to reach the American Mum (or Mom) but I’m really interested in your experience of how you are dealing with your teenage children and their drug intake? How does it work when weed is legal in the USA, unlike here where it is an illegal substance? Does it mean you are far more relaxed and can sit and smoke with your kids? Let them smoke in the garden? Do they smoke at parties? Or do you really disapprove? Presumably they smoke a lot of weed because they’re not allowed alcohol – whereas in the UK our kids drink instead.
Are there other drugs the young kids are taking? I was talking to some young adults at a party recently and even they are concerned at how many drugs are on offer and seem to be increasingly available to the very young teenagers – especially those at public school – ACID for goodness sake and MDMA and no doubt lots of others that I haven’t heard of.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and advice on how you all manage because here in the UK I think we have an increasing problem. Drugs are far too available for all, even though illegal and seem to be fairly cheap too and children seem to start experimenting earlier and earlier and this cannot be good for their overall development.