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Stay Dispassionate yet Approachable During Teen's Experimentation With Vaping

Posted on 1/18/2017

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the "cool"...

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Set Clear Parameters for Son Who Smokes Pot

Posted on 5/3/2016

Q: I caught my 16-year-old smoking pot. I took everything from him and told him that the next time I catch him, he’s out! What else can I or should I do? A: Where is he “out” to? You...

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Shocking Discovery

Posted 3 weeks ago

I recently found marijuana paraphernalia in my 18 year old daughter's room. She is a senior in high school and, up until this point, a very responsible and trustworthy child. She is an excellent...

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Illicit teen boy sleepovers

Posted on 1/4/2017

What is your opinion on "sleepovers" for teenage boys? My son is a good kid but has chosen a friend group that is experimenting with alcohol and pot...Good kids with good parents, but wanting to...

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OTC Drug Tests

Posted on 1/3/2017

I found out that my 16 year old son has been smoking pot regularly. Based on John's recommendation, we are considering in home drug testing but I have a few concerns. Question... do OTC drug...

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13 Year Old Vaping

Posted on 1/2/2017

Hi! I found a vape pen hidden in my 13 year old son's room and am at a loss as to how to handle this. I know he is very succeptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in and with the...

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16 Year Old Smoking Pot and Drinking

Posted on 8/26/2016

Dear Mr. Rosemond, I have a 16 yr old daughter and just recently found out that she is drinking and smoking pot. When confronted about it, she lied to me and told me that she wasn't doing...

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Pot-Smoking 19 Year Old Unemployed and Living at Home

Posted on 8/17/2016

My 19 year old son lives at home, smokes pot, is currently unemployed. He struggled all through school- we didn't know until the last week of school whether he was graduating or not (I don't think...

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Underage Drinker Wannabe

Posted on 6/17/2016

My 14 years old son wants to taste alcohol regularly. He recently told us that he would buy vodka with his money (we indicated that if we ever have a doubt about him buying alcohol/drugs with the...

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16-Year-Old Caught Smoking Pot

Posted on 4/18/2016

My 16 year old has gotten caught by me smoking pot. I took everything from him and said the next time he is out! What else can I or should not do?

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