So.... My niece age sixteen came home higher than a kite.... Yes she was smoking pot.
Out of curiousity, niece or your own child, how would you handle this situation?
I am betting the pot smokers would say... Oh hell its just a natural weed, let her smoke on!
Should there be punishment? What should they be?
What would you say?
Here is a reply I made about the situation....
no sadly... she is a troubled teen that got kicked out of four different homes :(
She started in jr high around 6th grade skipping school and sneaking out while living with my brother/herdad... Things got worse. He then sent her to my mom and she was sneaking out and having sex in the yard, shed, so forth she then kicked her out to live with her dysfunctional crazy ass mother. While living with her mother she was running away, skipping school, doing pot, drinking, coming home passed out (by now she is fifteen going on sixteen) got picked up by the police and reported the mother she ended up in rehab.... From there the mom then sent her back to my mother. My mother didnt want to deal with her so she wanted to send her back to my brother. At this point I told them HELL NO she isnt going back where all this shit started so I took her in JUNE. She snuck out once, caught her immediately, she apologized, I dont think she done it again. She once snuck a boy out back having sex on the trampoline I had a hell of a time catching her in the act. Eventually I told her to come in and checked the front yard. Behold I found the boy... She has not done that again.
Since she moved here she hasnt really gone out or done anything just sits around the house.... She goes to school, has all As and Bs, so far not one tardy or absent so she is doing better. We finally start encouraging her to start going out, go to the mall or the movies or something.
Reality is she is sexually active nothing I can do about that its her life her chioce plus she is sixteen. She also has to learn to make better choices of friends and learn how to stay out of trouble and learn to well "feel bad" when you lie and break the trust between her and us...
I talked to her tonight I called her out on being high, she denied it at first but later admitted the truth. I let her go with a warning considering she has done better and it could be worse but also told her we will not support this type of behavior and next time there will be consquences.
So ya...... I dont think its a good idea she get mixed up with kids that are busy getting high and running around. She is a junior, in another year it is time for her to buckle down and start thinking about college, not getting high.