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Drugs (marijuana, cocaine, etc.)

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Teen Using Pot Should Lose Car, Phone

Posted on 8/16/2017

Q: A few months after he got his driver’s license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son’s car. He swore it wasn’t his and that he didn’t know whose it was and that he’s never used...

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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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Should I Let My 17-Year-Old Son Go on 'Senior Beach Week'?

Posted on 3/12/2013

<b>Q: In our city, most of the high school seniors participate in “Senior Beach Week” during spring break. They rent beach houses and condos and party like there’s no tomorrow. Alcohol, marijuana...

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16 Year Old Daughter's Continued Rebellion

Posted on 8/6/2017

I wrote a few months ago about my daughter who I caught drinking. It turns out that it wasn't a blip on the radar with her. Given her behavior of late (defensive, sneaky), I tracked her location...

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Clues for teenage behaviors

Posted on 4/24/2017

attitude and/or behavior that would indicate a teen having an interest in or use of drugs or alchol.

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Being responsible for adult children.

Posted on 4/20/2017

Our 19 year old son from my husband's first marriage returned home after his first college semester because he was having problems. We soon realized he had been on drugs. Our suspicion was...

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Shocking Discovery

Posted on 3/5/2017

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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