I guess you can find anything on Amazon.com, so I don't really know why I am surprised. What a wake up call. What ever happened to the "Just Say No" campaign?
I don't have a teen, our guy is only 9 months old and I know for a fact that he doesn't smoke. I hope that I will be as sure of this fact for the rest of his life! I want to know without a doubt, just as I know right now. I'm going to read up on parenting blogs to see how moms & dads of teens handle that experimental stage these days. I've got 12 years to prepare myself. I hope it's the teen years that I need to be concerned with...Sadly, it's probably grade school & preteens starting earlier than from what I remember as a youth. Alcohol & drugs were not a part of my teen years, but I did start noticing during middle school that some kids smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. Personally, I feared my folks, didn't have access, and simply wasn't interested. When our son is a teen I will be in my 50's and nearing 60 years of age. I wonder how many other "late start" first time moms that are out there...
Is loving our children, keeping them busy with sports and such, and leading by example enough to keep them from being exposed to drugs and all of the negatives out there? Such scary things to think about for our baby boy...but a necessary evil to contend with. I will not pretend that the problem is not there. For his sake.
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