Talking to Your Teen About Marijuana

jointWith the ever changing landscape surrounding marijuana use, we as parents must be able to talk with our teens about marijuana in an educated way that can effectively answer those questions they will inevitably pose like “It’s natural so how can it be bad for me?” Well,so is opium, a mountain lion or poison ivy – being natural doesn’t make it safe.  Or how about the statement, it’s safer than alcohol. A great analogy to use in this situation is “That’s like saying it’s better to jump out of a second floor window than a fourth floor window”.  But the real reason we need to impress upon our teens is the fact that it affects the development of their brain and can have lasting consequences. For more information on this subject CLICK here.