One response to “Smart Kids More Likely to Do Drugs as Adults”

  1. Sue Balding

    I know there are studies to prove whatever perception someone takes. What I have learned from my own 4 children is that you must be connected to them to make a difference. Parents sometimes don’t realize the impact they can have on their teens. Sometimes we won’t know or see immediate results, but influence is not always apparent (no pun intended). Almost all teens can become “bored”, intelligent or not. I do believe that their peers and circle of friends are a huge impression – smart or not. Communication has to be short & sweet. The more we “talk” at them, the less influence we will have. When we state what is expected and walk away parents then need to hope and pray that all the years of teaching that there are consequences to any choices we make, are actually in there. That’s why teaching at early ages is so imperative. Teaching them to make mistakes early and learning from them gives children experience to learn from. When we make all the choices for them when they are young and supply never ending money, decisions, “yes” & “nos” we are not teaching how to make good decisions. My father always said, “Some kids will be super intelligent, some will have lots of common sense. I’d rather you had common sense any day.” So we need to teach good values, principles, life skills; no matter how “smart” they are.

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