kalanamak Posted December 15, 2011 Share Posted December 15, 2011 A bright, academically oriented RN from Asia wondered if hs was "good" because a child would not get used to being around kids who were using drugs. In her mind, unless you went to school and met and "learned to avoid" these kids, somehow a child would be more vulnerable to being swayed in college. :001_huh: I replied that kiddo goes to the skateboard park and there are definitely "party kids" there (and non-party kids, too). She said "but the parent is still there, watching out for him". I said I thought a well-informed 18 year old would be LESS likely to be swayed by peer pressure and conformity than a 13 year old, but she was not convinced. I, of course, have never raised a teen, but I clearly remember being stupider and more impulsive at 14 than 18. Am I missing something about teens? Or am I dumbfounded at the thought simply because it is a dumbfounding thought? Aren't "partying" 18 year olds more locked into their own social circle and less likely to give a hoot if one boy doesn't party with them? Am I missing something here? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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