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Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Rather than telling kids in middle school false information about what drugs do to people... wouldn't it make more sense for the government to tell schools to tell students the real truth about drugs? Like how they can affect your judgment and make you really aggressive and not just saying that they do but to go a little beyond that?
Originally posted by sayzaar
....'DRUGS CAN SCREW YOUR BRAIN UP SO BAD, YOU'LL PROBABLY WANT TO KILL YOURSELF'!!
I think that the government needs to get out better information to the schools and give the schools facts rather than disinformation and then less people would be doing drugs if they only knew how drugs really affected them.
Originally posted by Swingarm
It is my opinion that these messages need to taught in childrens formative years. I know many will disagree (my own father disagrees with me). I have 4 children of my own and have practised what I preach. Free thinking people should be the goal of every parent. It dos'nt always make for the most successful little workers in our tick tock society granted. I do beleive the ability to think for yourself is by far the best education you can receive. In my opinion it comes from your family.
It is with this kind leaning that kids can rise above mediocrity IMHO.
i don't believe it is right to lie about santa claus and the easter bunny and then to get mad at children for lying themselves. i also will, as they get older and show me that my job of fine tuning their conscience is paying off, let them learn certain things through their own experiences. your child is more likely to be trustworthy if you did your job right, but also TRUSTED THEM to make mistakes and learn from them naturally w/out always having an extra punishment involved. (just had to throw that in while we were on this "off topic")