Should parents support their children’s urge to experiment with drugs?
Pamela Anderson, former Baywatch babe who made sex videos the new way to become famous for doing nothing else, has said that she wants her kids to “to practice safe sex, drink and experiment with drugs in moderation, find true love” in a post on her website. Is this a positive parenting goal we need to emulate for our children or are there other things we could “wish” for our children other than experimenting with drugs?.
I would love for my children to never do drugs, but I have 3 children and reality is at least one will do a drug at some point. I believe in realistic parenting. It would not bother me one bit to tell any of my children that I don't want them do it at all but if they are going to then do it at home. I could even see myself going as far as telling them that if they are going to do drugs smoke pot not crack. Ideally they would do none. Ideal isn't always what we get with children and sometimes even if we raise them as best as we can they will do things we don't agree with. My wish is for them to be healthy and happy.
Absolutely not!!!! If one were to answer, "Sure, why not?"... then couldn't they also be asked, "Should parents support their childrens' urge to experiment with: Russian roullette?.... or unprotected sex?.... or drinking alcohol? ... or driving recklessly?
There is a reason why PARENTS are expected to act like PARENTS and ADULTS.... and one of those reasons is to infuse a little sensibility in to questions like this......
no I would not like my kids to do the same as Pamela mentioned but that is her view point and she has the freedom and right to express which she is entitled to..
I think that educating your child on the drugs would be more effective than telling them that they can never do them. If you completely shut them off with out giving them the knowledge, how could you expect them to do anything but go out and try drugs just to see what they do. Education is important in this matter, along with other things as well.
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