Daughters Friend Smoking Pot

Allina - posted on 10/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I recently discovered that one of my 15 year old daughters life long friends is smoking pot. I have known this gal since she was in our girl scout troop in elementary school and suspected she was veering off the right path and now it's confirmed. She stopped by yesterday and I brought it up to her. She became very emotional and denied it. Once she found out I had pretty reliable facts she became even more upset and eventually admitted it. Me and my daughter talk pretty openly about the use of drugs and alcohol, sex, peer pressure etc. and I can tell my candid discussion with this gal shocked her. In my opinion, if you are old enough to make decisions such as doing drugs, then you are old enough to have a discussion about the consequences of your decision. But she's not my kid. And that's where I'm torn. Do I just turn it over to her mom and wash my hands of it? I also learned she had been selling it at the school... apparently getting it from her dad. Unbelievable !!!!! Just advise please. What would you do? thank You.

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Kristin - posted on 10/29/2012

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There is not too much you can do really,. Speak to her parents and just keep being supportive to this girl. If her parents wont do anything than just keep the door open for this girl and let her know the consequences of dealing and doing drugs.

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Allina - posted on 10/31/2012

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Thank you ladies. I did let her know she had a safe place and if she needed anything at all my door was always open to her.

Rhonda - posted on 10/29/2012

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I agree with Kristin, continue to be an open door of support and information for thi girl. In my environment, it takes a village to raise one child, so we are all responsible for guiding and supporting the children in our community. However, there is a limit to what you can do. Contact the mother and have one of those open, honest conversations with her that also supports and informs her in this difficult situation. By sewing the seeds of truth for both the girl and her mother, you would have done a lot. They will work it out, one way or another, from there. Good luck.

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