My son is 18 years old, just graduated from high school at the top of his class, has a job for the summer, and is headed off for a top university at the end of the summer. I've always known him to be rational and intelligent. About a year ago I found out he was smoking pot and I told him he had to stop and he said ok. A few days ago I walked into his room and it smelled like weed so i confronted him. He denied everything, but I am certain it is marijuana. He is a great kid and I am conflicted as to what to do, I am unconfortable about allowing illegal substances in my house, but also I am worried that if i come down on him at home he will take more risks by smoking in less secure places and risk getting arrested. Some advice would be very helpful.Answer Question
Answer by dynameteduck at 12:39 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:39 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by dynameteduck at 12:40 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
Answer by renea20 at 12:40 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
This is a tough one, the same way that you don't want to allow him to do it at home, you also cannot enable him. He's got a great future ahead of him it sounds like, he is an adult, he is living in your home, you may have to re-state your rules at home and if he cannot abide by your rules than he may need to be on his own and face up the consequences for his actions. I know as a mom this reality may be hard but it may be what you need to do.
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Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:43 AM on Jul. 8, 2010
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