Monday, September 17, 2012

Drugs

Jared told me that he was offered cocaine at school today.  I asked him what he said.  He told me that he said no.  Then he said that at first he thought this kid was offering him a coconut treat but then he noticed that the kid was standing funny.  After talking to his friends a little bit he figured out that he was offered drugs.

We have talked to our kids adequately about drugs, I had thought but we never told them what the names of the drugs are.  I guess we need to have another conversation, further in depth so they wont' think they are getting a coconut treat next time.

Talk about wanting to pull him out of school and shelter that cute kid!

5 comments:

mommaquincy said...

At his middle school? Did someone report it?

MDawg said...

Oh my goodness! I know we try to prepare our kids for such things, but I can't believe it actually happens! Way to go, Jared, for standing up for the right! I've never been offered drugs in all my thirty-two years. I can't believe Jared has already had that experience in his short 11 years!

MDawg said...

That's also awesome that he told you about it!

Mary said...

In sixth grade!? That is a bit unnerving. I think you're right that we have to be very explicit about substances with kids.

Linda said...

Chris - it has been reported.

Melissa - I have never been offered drugs before either. I am glad that he feels like he can talk to me. And I am glad that he did.

Mary - We went into details with all of the kids and told them to never take anything from someone they don't know because it could be bad for them - even a sucker from another student. Hopefully we didn't scare them too much.