“My son is an honor student.”
“My daughter hangs with the right crowd.”
“My son is on the football team.”
“My daughter is in the Advanced Biology class.”
“He would never do drugs, he is too smart for that.”
“She is not the type to drink alcohol”.
A recent poll conducted by the University of Michigan found that only a small amount of parents believed their teens were using alcohol and drugs (however did question their kid’s friend use of both).
When asking the kids the same questions, researchers found the number of kids using both of these substances to be five times as high as parents suspected.
Basically the message is – Wake up! It very well could be your kid. Be aware.
I like to think I would catch the signs and I like to think that “my kids wouldn’t do that”, but really – I do all I can to teach them and hope for the best – but you never know. My kid is not exempt and neither is yours.
What do you think? Denial? Are you aware as you should be?