Talking to Your Kids about Cannabis
Are you Hiding your Cannabis use from your Kids?
If the answer is YES, then ask yourself these 3 questions.
Is it based on your past or present knowledge of cannabis?
In the past 10 years the many uses if this plant medicine have been rediscovered! In fact cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It wasn't until the war on drugs that American citizens were brainwashed into thinking that cannabis was "evil" when actually the motives of political leaders to banish the plant were racially evil. While many partake for the psychoactive effects which done responsibly should carry no shame, others consume cannabis for the myriad of health benefits to include stress, anxiety & pain relief.
Is there something you fear about them knowing?
Are you in a state where cannabis use is not legal YET? If so then it may be necessary to tread lightly. Maybe you don't lead with your own use but instead just teach them the benefits and that some people choose it as an option for healing over medications with side effects. Make sure you are setting a good example of what a responsible cannabis user actually looks like that way you are laying the foundation for a positive conversation about your personal use when the timing is right. Check out a fun Mama & me educational video here!
Have you approached the conversation of conscious consumption with your child?
If you have not had an age appropriate conversation with your child about consciously consuming cannabis then it may be time. The more education that happens at home, the better you can steer the conversation & impression that is made on them. For younger kids, start with a broad subject matter like "it's just plant that is good for us, that heals, that is medicine for adults." When they ask more questions, be open with them!
With older kids, coming out about cannabis use might be a bit more complex, considering they may have already heard something negative but it is never too late to alter their perception of just a plant.
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