Should you be honest with your kids about your own drug use?

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    I'm talking about past use, as most who grew up in the 60's or 70's did. I always figured that I would be honest until I was talking to a friend about this subject a few weeks ago. He figured that he would as well, but then heard Dr. Laura's views on this. A caller called in about it, and she told him in no uncertain terms "absolutely not". What do ya'll think?
     
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    I have two grown children that grew up seeing me smoke weed openly..one smokes weed as a adult.. the other has no interest ,,they would never do chemicals I never had alcohol in my home and they have never seen me drunk,,and neither of them drink alcohol..which pleases me..so one child that is completely drug and alcohol free and one that enjoys a few puffs after work like the old man. is success in my book
     
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    I'm pretty sure they can tell you're stoned all the time without you spelling it out.
     
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    A typical non-response from Ravi.

    Last time I got stoned was about 15 years ago and it was not the pleasant experience like when I was a young fool.
     
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    In the age of zero tolerance laws and jail time for first offenders you may want to re-think your definition of success.
     
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    Not til they're over 18 years old.... and even then I'm not so sure. I never agree with Dr Laura, but I think she's right on this one.
     
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    I certainly wouldn't volunteer the information, but if they asked, I would be honest. I think it's important to be honest with your kids.
     
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    Possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia are misdemeanors in the state of Washington. ...
     
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    I was honest with my kids about my past drug use.
    The way I saw it was this,
    How could I truly give them the benefit of my experiences and knowledge without telling them the truth?
     
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    I have to be honest with my son.

    He has better drug contacts than I do.
     
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