My DD is 9 1/2 and she has been asking me a lot of questions about drugs. She has heard by now, that drugs are bad for you. Well....now she is asking things like:
"why are they bad?"
"do they kill you?"
"which ones are the worst?"
"what do they look like & how do you take it?"
"i saw on the history channel that hippies love acid...what is acid & what does it do to you?"
That's just a few examples. Now, i minored in pharmacology so i happen to know quite a bit about drugs & pharmaceuticals. I have one side of me that thinks "she is too young for this"...then another side that thinks "well, if she is asking....maybe it's time i tell her the truth about drugs".
I did explain to her about some drugs like heroins & how lots of famous people died using it . I told her from a medical standpoint what it does to your body & how it can kill you. I also told her about acid since she asked. But, now i kind of feel bad. I feel like maybe she is too young to explain this stuff to.
It's hard for me, because i know a lot about drugs & pharmaceuticals, so there is a side of me that wants to explain from an honest medical standpoint when she asks.
What would you do? What age do you think is appropriate to talk about drugs?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Jul. 9, 2011 in General Parenting
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