So once again I found myself in a doctor's office reading a (true) story about girls. She started taking pain pills out of the medicine cabinet when she was 17. By 19 she was hooked on heroin. Latter they found her dealer-boyfriend was passing her heroin through her bedroom window . . . good way for him to get killed via dad-ambush but I digress. She died of an overdose at 19. All they wanted was her back. It was right under their nose but they didn't see it. I don't mean the drug use specifically but rather the critical point in her life when she made the decision to take drugs. Every parent should be aware of such points in their child's life and prepare them for making the right decisions when they reach those points. What's dad willing to do to go back and change that day for her? I'm thinking spikes through both hands.
Get to her soon dad, while you can still rock her to sleep. Tell her all about the perils of girl world: that crush you'll have on day. You'll see him at a party perhaps. You'll want him to like you at virtually any cost. He shows interest in you . . . and pulls out the drugs. Tell her about other dads and the jewels they lost that way . . . then bring up the spikes. You'll be very affected by the story, almost or slightly crying with your fists clenched tightly as you look at her and see her entire life unfold in front of you. She'll notice and be deeply affected. A slight smile overcomes your face as you watch her running off. Shaking your head slightly up and down, you think . . . "perfect!".
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I think it is EXTREMELY important that parents begin discussing the perils of drugs with children at a young age -- in fact, the younger the better. Scare them straight but give 'em the facts. I started drugs at fourteen( coke) and partied throughout my teen years into adulthood. At 27, I was hopelessly addicted to speed and within a few years of living in SF,CA ; I had spend my inheritance and ended up out on the streets and homeless. it didn't take me long before i started shooting up speed --- well as the story goes I became pregnant and stopped doing drugs overnight, yes, literally. I am now clean and sober two years and have a healthy,clean 21 month old. She gave me the courage and bravery to become a better person, and you have better believe that i am going to talk talk, talk about NOY doing drugs. I know that I made my decisions in life and I can only blame myself... yet I was never told not to do drugs. In fact, my mom used to party with me when i was younger( early twenties). I do not really blame her, but I wish I had been told different and not had a foundation laid for drug use. I say keep the children busy with activities and be proactive in their lives -- I was bored and left to roam and be on my own when I was a kid. Children are wonderful angels and I just thank the universe everyday for my little angel!!!!
Last edited by ladyaradita; 11-18-2008 at 03:56 PM.
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