I suspect that my child is consuming drug in the company of his school friends. How do I talk to him about this??

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Last Updated: 04/04/2019 at 08:10PM

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Apr 04th, 2019 08:10PM

Glenn Cajetan Nunes

Dear parent, firstly I hope that what you suspect is wrong, so please be sure before you proceed. If what you suspect is true - then this a very critical matter and has to be handled very delicately. Being a parent it is not easy to accept this. Understand that - you are probably in disbelief, worried, angry, etc. Definitely not a state of mind from which to talk to your child. You need to be standing on a platform of, 1) deep willingness to understand what is exactly happening and why it is happening, 2) deep love and acceptance for your child, and 3) strong positivity and belief that the problem will be resolved well. You would need to take a look at your home situation, the stress your child is going through, his friend circle and many other things. I would suggest - speak to his teacher first to understand what is happening and then speak to a counsellor. There is a generation gap in thinking processes and understanding. Treading carefully and with some professional help it should be resolved...