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Old 12-30-2019, 12:03 AM
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As our kids started smoking, we were adamant that this was not the opener to try smoking or using other things.....smoking was, and had to be, enough. Thankfully they took us at our word.

I have had other (distant) relatives and friends' kids that ended up using drugs....the outcome was not pretty......many years lost and very aggravating what they put their parents through. Two of them died at a relatively young age.

We had our home as "the smoking house," all our kids' friends were welcome to come over and if they smoked in our home, it had to be with their parents' permission. Honor system, some did in fact become smokers without their parent's involvement. But all our kids' friends were not into drugs or drinking, whether they smoked or not. The bad stuff was there in their high school, they refused to get involved with it.
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