Moms Talk: How Can Parents Advise Teens About Drugs?
And how should teens respond when they know their friends keep drugs?
This week, we're asking St. Louis parents to tackle the issue of drug use.
Suppose your 16-year-old comes to you wanting to talk. He expresses concern because he knows that a neighborhood friend has a stash of drugs in his room. He is conflicted. He doesn't approve of drugs, but he doesn't want to become an outsider at school, where a growing number of students are using drugs.
So onto this week's question: What should you tell the friend's parents? And how would you advise your child to respond to the situation?