On one thing the drug czar’s office is right — parents should talk to their teens about drugs. However, the drug czar will tell you that you should lie to them, search their rooms and drug test them on a regular basis. That is the most messed-up kind of parenting out there.
However, there is a method that works. It’s based on a radical concept of telling the truth. And it’s about safety first.
Eight years ago, drug policy expert Marsha Rosenbaum wrote a letter to her son, who was entering high school. She talked to him about drugs in a common sense way, and the letter became somewhat famous, but some people wondered just how such a letter would work.
Last month, her son wrote her back.
Read both letters.
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