It’s amazing the range of parenting we see, when it comes to handling teen drug use.   Many parents refuse to discuss the issue of drugs at all with their kids.  Their message is too simple, “Don’t do drugs!”

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But kids need to know what damage drugs can do, and how drugs drastically change people’s lives for the worse.

One mom was tired of her 14-year-old’s drug use.    He had been to court several times for selling drugs.   The court continually sentences him to probation and orders him to pay money.   Well that’s not good enough for Dynesha Lax.

She’s making her son stand on a corner in their neighborhood wearing a sign that says, “I steal. I lie. I sell drugs.  I don’t follow the law.”

You can see the story here on Fox59 in Indiana.   Just click <a href=”http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-mother-hangs-sign-around-sons-neck-as-form-of-punishment-20120111,0,4485979.column”>HERE</a>.

And her response to her critics, “”What else more can I do? They put him on probation and when they did probation they were quick to talk about the $300 you have to pay in fees, but nobody’s trying to help me fix my son,” said Lax.”

The message here is simple.  For those who think that home drug testing is a crazy idea, you may want to think twice.   Kids are experimenting in larger numbers and at a younger age.

Don’t wait until there’s a full blown problem.

 

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