I drug-test my kids, AMA

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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    So I just keep testing, to establish it's not hard drugs?

    Or I stop testing now, as they're currently dabbling in weed?

    Or I keep testing because the school will throw them out for either soft or hard drugs?

    Or I stop testing so they don't feel persecuted at home as well as at school?
    Ask them what drugs they take? I don't know the mentality of a drug taker but I'm sure they would tell you if they took something that could mess their life up like heroin.
    Plenty of people do weed at my school, the presumably doesn't know - why would it?
    Personally, I would ask them if they feel uncomfortable about being drug tested because I believe you can use that to help decide the way forward.
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    I know what they're taking, and they know that I know, so we're in a stalemate. I'm genuinely worried that they'll get thrown out of school, and make an example of, to deter the other pupils, which is why I'm casting around looking for other ways forward.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    I know what they're taking, and they know that I know, so we're in a stalemate. I'm genuinely worried that they'll get thrown out of school, and make an example of, to deter the other pupils, which is why I'm casting around looking for other ways forward.
    Really, this is just based off my experience at comprehensive school - so might be very different where your children are - but you would have to be selling weed to get in serious trouble, kids in lessons would clearly be stoned and no one would say anything, if someone was caught with weed they might get excluded (temporary) and watched very closely. I do think you would struggle to find a school for 11-16/18 year olds listing their drugs policy as anything but strict. ("We have a very relaxed drugs policy here...")
    If your kids are smoking in school, I would just tell them they may seriously regret if they put smoking first instead of education - I know I do.
    With that said, I do think it can be part of a healthy and productive lifestyle, in the same way that for many people drinking alcohol is, but I would mainly try to impress upon them that school isn't really the place.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    There you go. That's it.
    Am I supposed to care?
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    do u know where my maths book is?
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    (Original post by tamil fever)
    do u know where my maths book is?
    Unless someone else has taken it, it's exactly where you last left it.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    Am I supposed to care?
    Obligation seems a sensitive subject to you.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Unless someone else has taken it, it's exactly where you last left it.
    RIP my life with all those detentions
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    Do you also declaw your cats?
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Do you also declaw your cats?
    No, I tool them up.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    No, I tool them up.
    hahaha: great reply. Well done.
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    What your next move be if you found they had moved on to harder drugs?
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    What your next move be if you found they had moved on to harder drugs?
    Dunno. Never been in this situation before. What would you suggest?
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Dunno. Never been in this situation before. What would you suggest?
    Honestly, not a clue. I think it would depend on what it was, how they talked to me about it etc
 
 
 
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