concerns with mother in law watching my kids.

Melissa - posted on 12/08/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I recently found out my MIL smokes marijuana. She says its not to get high, it helps with her anxiety and she only "takes a few hits". I told her what she does in her own time is her business, but that she is NOT to do it before and while caring for my children. She said she cannot promise me that because she needs it for her anxiety. She doesnt see an issue because she says she doesnt do it enough to affect her mentally. I told her no way. Huge deal breaker for me. Thoughts?

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Rozlyn - posted on 12/08/2015

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Coming from a family of people that smoke weed you have nothing to worry about love.... But it's your choice my husband needs it for his ptsd and im fine with that but that's my choice

Raye - posted on 12/08/2015

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They're your children, and you have a right to not leave them in her care if you think she would be impaired. There are other ways to try to cope with anxiety than smoking pot. And if she can't promise not to do it while caring for your kids (at least she's being honest), then it's her choice that leads to her not spending that time with them. I personally do believe that marijuana can have benefits for people with many different ailments. But, I would be extremely cautious about leaving my kids in the care of anyone that I knew was taking drugs (prescription or otherwise) if the drugs were strong enough to affect their abilities or judgment. Marijuana is still federally illegal, and you also have a right to protect your kids from illegal activities.

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