lots of booze and smoking and they aren't real careful because their kids were raised around it. So was I to a point but look what happens. Both families are filled with addiction, mental illness so the last thing I want to do is raise my child where everybody is drinking and smoking pot and looking like they are having a good time.
I posted this in the ES forum but as I am typing it I am thinking that there is no reason to give my Shortcake the impression that there is something wrong with drinking occasionally, at the bar, at family get togethers. I don't see anything wrong with it and the way things are going it seems that Marijuana will be legal in my lifetime. I see not much wrong with that either as long as it is discreet and you don't act a fool around the children.
He is at the age where they talk about it at school though they don't know really what they are talking about when they act goofy and talk about being on crack Hell a good 98% of the population has no clue what being on crack is like. All those movies that show marijuana smoking are very exaggerated and ridiculous. As for the smoke being dangerous tests have shown that there is no added damage between those that just smoke cigarettes and those that smoke both. There are also ways to 'smoke' it where you are not getting the toxins just the medicine that is released by heat.
Anyway maybe it will be easier to teach him by exposure rather than not at all. I know what happens to many of those that grow up in households where it is never talked about except to say don't do it.
He has no clue that I use MMJ for my pain and anxiety. We have talked about marijuana use and pills and drinking is stupid. We have a family full of addicts so it is not like there is no way for him to be exposed. He quickly loses interest the more I talk about it so our conversations are more like mom starts talking, he answers and then mom talks more then he says 'I know, I know' lol and changes the subject.
Ugh trying to raise a child these days just gets harder and harder, more and more dangerous. I think a couple of the best things you can do for your children is to teach them to respect themselves and others and instill a tender heart. I think most everything else will follow.