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    Default Smoking children

    I met someone on the weekend and found that she allows her two children (13 & 16) smoke. I was sooo taken back and disgusted by it.

    They have smoking privlages. So if they dont clean their room, do chorese etc they get that privlage taken off them.

    WTF? This is sooo wrong... Right? Please dont tell me Im the only one who thought this absoluely feral.. For lack of better wording....

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    For those who are on my FB please dont say anyting because she is a new FB friend ....REALLY reconsidering though

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    Was she a smoker? It's possible she is parenting as she was parented.

    Doesn't make it right but what can you do?

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    report to DOCS today!!!!!!

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    Maybe she is the kind of parent that would prefer to know what her children are doing rather than hiding it? I smoked at 13 (ew) and by 15 my mum was well aware and had given up telling me off. By 16 I had moved out of home. I don't approve of her withholding cigarettes in exchange for chores etc. That makes them seem like a reward. I do think that calling DOCS is rather extreme.

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    Call DOCS.
    When I was a teen (about 14-15) a friends mum use to buy us smokes! And use to let her daughter smoke all the time, who knows what age it started at.

    You never know she might be one of those ladies who buys there kids friends smokes too!! I think I would DIE if I found out some other mother was buying my child smoke :-O

    Report her, she won't know who reported her.

    Yes most teens will try out smoking... But she is encouraging it!!!
    Surely she knows the risks of smoking.. Why encourage her children to pick up the habit... There are better way to get your children to do chores!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    Maybe she is the kind of parent that would prefer to know what her children are doing rather than hiding it? I smoked at 13 (ew) and by 15 my mum was well aware and had given up telling me off. By 16 I had moved out of home. I don't approve of her withholding cigarettes in exchange for chores etc. That makes them seem like a reward. I do think that calling DOCS is rather extreme.
    I agree with this ^^^

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    Thats no good at all, I find it totally inappropriate, especially in the instance of the 13 year old. That poor child. The sad thing is that the child doesnt have the mentality to make mature decisions.... and is allowed to ruin their health without fully understanding the severity of the situatuion and the consequences. And more than likely because this person would much rather be their childs friend than be a parent.

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    I don't think reporting is overboard at all, report it. That is absolutely friggen disgusting. There is no excuse for "parenting" like that. That is not parenting. Feral.

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    That's terrible, I don't know that they can do anything about the 16 year old? But should definitely be able to do something about the 13 year old.

    Then again if the kids are doing it out of their own free will maybe nothing can be done about it?


 
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