My 16 yr old son smokes weed.

Dawn - posted on 01/17/2016 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hi.ive recently found out that my 16 yr old son is smoking weed.i auvergne tried to ground him,Nothing seems to work

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Sarah - posted on 01/20/2016

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I have never encountered a teacher of other school professional who advised a student smoke pot! I have encountered students who fail drug tests, who claim (and sometimes their parents as well) that it helps with ADHD, social anxiety etc, in an effort to not be suspended or expelled.
If you have truly been told by a teacher to have your child smoke pot, or even alluded to such; I'd call the principal and the Board of Education. That is absurd.
Marijuana is addictive, full of carcinogens and prevents a teen from dealing with life on life's terms.

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Jodi - posted on 01/23/2016

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And what are his consequences for sneaking out and smoking weed and skipping school, Norma?

Norma - posted on 01/23/2016

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My sons smokes weed and I've everything possible, I can't control him when he out here with the same kind of drinks that smoke to , I was there thinking in telling on his friends. Like calling the parents and my husband disagreed with that .
Also my sons a couple of days had a unexcused absence and found out because I always look at school home access to see how he doing in classes and that's how I found out. I asked him what happened on that day he he acted like nothing what was I talking about and that made me mad because I told him and he like he didn't remember and gave me a smart ass answer so since all he does is smoke weed and said how can you not remember is your brain fried from smoking pot daily he told that he hates me and that I make feel him he wished he was dead .
We are very good parents to him and he said he doesn't care about himself and us .
Geez he just lost a phone because he went with friends to buy pot and he got robbed and they took he cell phone we fair a call that he was at the police station and that we need to come because he was a crime victim. He waited for us to go to bed than he snicked out . I worried about him because he doesn't care for himself .
Any advices

Amber - posted on 01/20/2016

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I watched innocent babies LIVES BE DESTROYED because the addiction for this and the other drugs it lead to. Babies growing up not being able to see their parents and parents going to jail. Guess what they all started around 16, JUST SMOKING POT. JUST POT.

Amber - posted on 01/20/2016

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You letting him do it makes you just as guilty! What is wrong with you? Don't you know that fries his mind and could turn him on to other drugs. That's the drug mainly everyone I know including myself started doing before they turned to something with a better high. You are a darn fool if you let him do that.

Joann - posted on 01/20/2016

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My 16 yr old smokes weed also. Am i ok with it no..i tell him how it is bad but this may sound bad but it helps him to sleep and hes much easier to talk to when he has smoked. Most times we dont talk without there being an argument.

Lisa - posted on 01/20/2016

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Keep loving him and informing him of all the situations in which he very likely find himself. Most of all, PRAY FOR HIM and with him! I'm praying for you both in Jesus Name!😇

Jodi - posted on 01/20/2016

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I agree, Sarah, I don't know a single school professional who would advise it either. But I do know plenty who have sad stories about students who are addicted.

Jodi - posted on 01/20/2016

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"I've even spoken with school teachers who suggest that giving your kid pot might be the solution to behavioural problems!!!"

I would be reporting those teachers. Sorry, but if that's what they believe (1) they clearly have not worked with children who have been smoking pot regularly, because it absolutely damages them and (2) because no teacher should be advocating something illegal.

Amber - posted on 01/20/2016

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You may think oh it's just pot it's no big deal but what Diana failed to tell you is marijuana is a gateway drug. I've seen it first hand, not only with me but most of the drug addicts I've met or been around.

Diana - posted on 01/17/2016

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I'd love to talk with you about this. Unfortunately, a family emergency is going to make me kind of unavailable for the next 4-5 days. My son has ADHD, and although he has trouble focusing without medication, he has always been well behaved until recently. He started smoking pot when he was 14. The current state of acceptance is increasing use drastically among teens. I've even spoken with school teachers who suggest that giving your kid pot might be the solution to behavioural problems!!! The evidence shows that teens are at a high risk of addiction, and that it causes permanent changes to their brains. I have taken my son to a seminar about pot smoking at an addictions center where he saw the large number of teens that started with a pot addiction and went from there. I agree that nothing seems to work. However, I have been testing my son for the last couple of months, and he has been clean. So maybe I am making a difference. I will let you know everything I have done if you are interested. Thankfully, my son isn't angry or defiant, which makes things easier. I am curious if your son also has ADHD as that makes it more likely for them to get a substance abuse problem? Let me know if you want to compare notes when I return.

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