Talking With Teenagers About Marijuana

Have you started this conversation with your kids yet? The discussion is getting trickier with the legalization of marijuana in some states and the variety of preparations/potencies now available. In this piece, Lisa Damour, Ph.D. skillfully helps parents think about how best to approach this subject with their teens. "When discussing drugs, drinking, driving and other risky business, we can note that no authority – neither parents nor the government – can be trusted to supervise teenagers all of the time. Adolescence centers on the wish for independence. And independence centers on the willingness to look after oneself."

 

 

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