TMI For Your Kiddos???
Alrighty Moms and Dads---a little Intelligence For Your Life from Your Early Morning Radio Pal, and since I'm a dad, I thought this was great stuff. But it still leaves me scratching my head a bit, but it IS good stuff. According to a new study, parents are better off not admitting they’ve tried drugs when talking to their kids.
If you want your kids to avoid getting into booze, cigarettes and drugs, the best strategy is to deny, deny, deny.
Researchers found that stories about past substance use – even if they’re about REGRETTING that use – still give kids a green light to try stuff themselves.
The same goes for parents who claim not to condone drinking – but then offer to give them safe rides home from parties, or who only allow their children to drink under their supervision. (TheAtlantic.com)