My son (17) drinks regulary and smokes Weed

Maria - posted on 07/03/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I don't know how to handle the situation, my 17year old (almost 18) year old son drinks at least 2-3time a month. He doesn't hide it, he drinks in front of us too. He drinks for almost 2 years now and mostly he's responsible enough to know his limits.

Would you let your son drink at that age or what would you do?

About two weeks ago (when we were in Cali), he got some Weed (I don't know who gave it to him) and smoked it in front of us. He didn't seem to care at all. He said he smoked before, but only every once in a white.

Do you think as a parent, I can let him do all these drugs or what would you do?

Another information, we moved from Minneapolis to Switzerland 3 years ago. - He's legal to buy beer and wine, but we are not sure if it's good to drink under at least 18 years.

Furthermore the cops don't care if kids drink are 16+ and they are drinking in public.

Kind regards


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I'd let my kids smoke pot when they are 16. I would never let them drink underage. That shits dangerous. Theres not really much you can do if its legal for him where you live.

Louise - posted on 07/03/2012




Having raised two boys I did let my sons drink at 16 and only a beer or two nothing heavy. My son has just turned 18 and he did drink socially out and about but never when he was driving. I had to trust him to know his own limits, and he did. I did not have a problem with this as the legal age here is 18. As for the weed I would have a problem with this as it can lead to stronger things. I would not let my sons aged 21 and 18 smoke weed in front of me, they are both fully aware of what I think of drugs. Luckily neither of them take drugs.

I would tell him what your view is and that you do not want weed in your house and that you hope he will stop smoking it. You can do no more than that. You have to hope he respects the house rules enough to stop.

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