Leesa - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 184 moms have responded )
My boys are 16 & 17. When a neighborhood mom called and said she busted her son (their friend) for smoking pot, my husband and I decided to test our boys. When we told them what we planned to do, they both admitted to having tried it. The 17yr. old said he had tried it for the first time three days prior, but he tested negative. The 16 yr old said he tried it 6 weeks prior, but he tested positive. We don't believe that either is telling the whole truth. We grounded them both for a month. They both lost their cell phones and the ability to go anywhere. For the 17 year old, that means no his car. The 16 yr. old doesn't drive yet. We let them keep their X-Boxes. It has been a week and a half since this happened. We are considering easing up on the restrictions in another week if they test clean and keep a good attitude. We want to be fair but firm, keeping in mind that they admitted to it and one actually tested negative. I'm looking for help and advice from anyone who has delt with this problem before.