|Your child says...
||Your first response may be to blurt out...
||A better response would be...
|Timmy has started smoking his parents don't know.||I'm going to call Timmy's parents. They have to be told and that's all there is
|How do you feel about Timmy starting to smoke and his parents not knowing?|
|Pot can't be all that bad for you because I've seen kids who use it and they're fine.||It'll be bad for them it they get caught and end up in trouble with the law.||I'd like to share with you some of the information I read about the effects of smoking marijuana over time.|
|You lived through the 70s. Why don't you let me live through my decade without your interference?||I don't want you to make the same mistakes I did.||Sharing my experiences and listening to yours are among the most important things I can do for you as a parent.|
|Nobody else has parents this strict. You're still living in the Dark Ages.||One day you'll be down on your knees thanking me.||How would like me to be? What do you think would be most helpful to you?|
|How can you tell me not to smoke when you inhale two packs a day? Isn't that awfully hypocritical?||Don't you dare talk to your father like that.||I know I'm not providing you with a good example. I'd very much like to quit.|