Are you in denial as to what your teenager is 'really' doing?
Original post made by anonymous on Jul 25, 2007
on Jul 26, 2007 at 11:21 am
I agree with this. Check your kids MySpace accounts. Check their text messaging or AIM too.
Drugs are a huge problem in Pleasanton right now and there is no denying it. Cocaine is the drug of choice for the high school/college crowd and it is everywhere your kids go. Pot and alocohol are even easier to get.
Should you be worried? You bet you should!
on Jul 26, 2007 at 3:48 pm
As a high school teacher, I can confidently say, I agree! You would not believe what these kids put on their pages... It is insane how trusting and clueless they can be...
on Aug 20, 2007 at 6:36 pm
Why are you blaming myspace? I think parenting your children goes well beyond myspace. This whole "blame myspace" is another fact of not accepting your own consequences for not parenting your children in the first place. I'm a 26 year old male that grew up in Pleasanton. I was a teenage, obvisouly and still have much to learn, but "things" were going on a long time before myspace. I think parents of Pleasanton have this mentality that "bad" will never happen here; it already has. Drugs have been in this community for a long time and have been a part of high schoolers lives. I would see students coming into class stoned or drunk (better yet high on Meth) many times at Amador and teachers were clueless. Might I add, again, that this was before myspace. Countless parties I went to were full of kids "dropping" ecstasy or acid. I never did any of things, thanks to my parents having a REAL talk with me about making choices. Today, it is more simple for kids to get what they want. To sit down and just talk to your kids about myspace is silly. "The Talk" needs to go a bit deeper, outside of the techonology that is avaialable today. To simply talk about and blame myspace, especially for a criminal record, is just ignoring the main issue at hand. If myspace wasn't around, teens would still find a physical place to make irresoponsible choices. Don't blame computers (espcially since there are website blockers). Do your work as a parent and talk to your kids. Get involved in their life that is some place outside of the dinner time table.