Let me tell you why young kids from the suburbs are using drugs to the maximum — especially heroin. Kids are lonely. They yearn for more interaction with their fathers and their moms. Kids want to make decisions on their own — that their parents supervise and can monitor if parents are smart enough not to get in the way. Parents, remember you are a fly on the wall. I am not suggesting that you be a friend to your kid instead of a parent. What I am saying is, just like you love attention, so do they.
Get busy giving your child the attention he/she desires. Parents, work less hours making money. And give more love when needed. Too many parents are oblivious to what is really important to put on their list of priorities. Remember to hug your children every day regardless of age. Make good comments to them when they do the right thing. It is not important how you are viewed by your neighbor, really. Your neighbor is too busy trying to keep up with what they feel means something, like material things that will not suffice — as you witness their children experiencing great levels of pain by trying to hide this awful secret. The secret being I am getting HIGH! Many parents feel because they are providing an opulent lifestyle for their kids, that is all that is necessary. Wrong! Parents want that lifestyle. Your kids want YOU.
Parents, please take note. You must wait until your children are grown and gone off to school before you can do the things that are very pleasing to you. And for God’s sake, get rid of these rinky dinky religions and useless traditions, and bare down searching for a spiritual foundation that will help you and your kids understand better why they and you were born in the first place.
Do things with your children. Get interested in what they are interested in. Walk alongside of them . Not in front or back of them. You want them to make good decisions so, parents, set a great example. If you don’t have an answer for a question your child asks you, take the time to go to the library with your child(ren) and research the question. It’s better to spend time in the library now than in a waiting room at the local jail or prison later.
The use of drugs destroys worse than you can imagine. Destruction is happening in towns and counties all around us and the country. It happens because parents and adults are focused on the wrong things. Teach your child(ren) that there are consequences for good and bad decisions. Encourage them to resist the temptation to make bad decisions. The spiritual teaching that you are able to give them will help you with this. Teach your child from his or her first year that only good character, honesty, truthfulness and sharing what you have will last for an eternity. Not what you own.
Get your kids drunk with the truth and what benefits all of mankind. Not the selfishness that they see on a daily basis. Parents you have no life until the life you have bought into the world is completely knowledgeable regarding their obligation to help man to change. This mom and dad is your full time job. As well as your work that provides shelter, food etc.
Hurry, there is little time to sleep. You are burning day light. The house is on fire. But there is hope . ‘Cause you can now re-focus and put the fire out.