Parents reap what they sow

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 5, 2010

A report from “The Partnership for a Drug-Free America” shows an increase in the use of drugs. It stated the use of alcohol among teens in grades nine through 12 has increased 11 percent in the last year. The use of marijuana in the same age group showed that 25 percent smoke pot or weed as it’s called. That’s an increase of 19 percent over the last year.

The reason drug users give for using is it makes them feel good. These statistics should scare parents enough, but what is more alarming is teens that don’t use have no problem hanging around with friends that do.

Thirty-three percent of teens that use had their first experience with drugs at 11 years or younger.

In my opinion, the breakdown in the tradi-

tional family is the main reason. Children

are growing up unsupervised in a generation where they can get drugs, buy weapons, meet a predator, have access to hardcore pornography and do it all under their own roof via the computer.

I recently read the following in “The Word for you Today”: “After the assassination of her husband, Jacqueline Kennedy was asked if she planned to run for political office. ‘No,’ she replied, ‘my major effort must be devoted to my children. If they turn out badly, nothing I could do in the public eye would have any meaning.’”

It’s a known fact that we, as parents, reap what we sow. Children left to themselves bring shame to their parents.

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