NEW YORK (OCN) — Do you buy tomatoes from the store and have them last for a for over a week but now notice that you keep on running out in three or four days?
Where do you think the tomatoes went? Do you think your teens stole the tomatoes and carefully sliced them thin, then placed them in the sun to dry so they can roll them and smoke them?
If you answered “Yes” to the first question then “I don’t know” to the second, you are right on the money and may want to start your own tomato garden.
If you answered “Yes” to the last question, then you have a serious problem and that is an active imagination.
While tomatoes are great smoked with parsley and oil, tomatoes are not something that you have to worry about with your teens. If you want to keep teens of drugs, here are some things to keep in mind.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Get teens involved in after school activities particularly sports if possible because then they will be randomly drug tested and have extra incentive to stay off drugs. When kids are bored and have nothing to do they turn to drugs.
TALK: Start talking to your teens about what drugs can do while they are still young children. Talk about how people can become addicted to a drug so badly that they blow all their money on it, lose everything and everyone they care about, etc. Since teens love electronics like PlayStaions, iPods, etc, they will think twice about wasting their money on something drugs so that they can afford their “toys.” Keep talking to them on a regular basis while they are young and leave the nest.