Signs that your child may be using marijuana

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Signs that your child may be using marijuana

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Parents should be paying attention to their kid all the time. They should be paying attention to how they interact with each other and the family. If you are worried about them using drugs, such as marijuana, these are some of the indicators. The smell of their clothes is going to have a sweetish smell to them. This lethargic behavior or snacking that will take place. The moodiness that will happen. The dropping grades will be a strong indicator that there is something going on. What parents need to do is look at how their kid is different and then ask, why? Not necessarily ask the why questions of the, but ask the "what" questions. What is happening in your life right now that is making you feel different? If you find out that they are using marijuana, you should be asking these questions: What does it do for you? How does it make you feel? Because if we go, "Why did you do this?" "Why did you let somebody do this to you?" They are going to get very defensive. We don't want them defensive. We want to communicate. The better question, "How did it make you feel?" Rather than, "Why did you do this?"

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In 2012 Lt. Joe Laramie (retired) formed Laramie Consulting, where he provides strategies and solutions for law enforcement and schools to address policy and training on a variety of technology and child exploration issues. He has 30 years of experience in the area of child protection, was certified Police Juvenile Specialist and taught D.A.R.E. for 15 years. From 2010-2011 he worked for the Missouri Attorney General as Adminstrator of Computer Forensics Lab, responsible for addressing online crimes against children, cyber bullying and human trafficking. In 2010, after 31 years of service he retired as a Lieutenant from the Glendale Police Department, where he was detached form 2003-2010 as Commander of the Missouri Interent Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. During his time with MO ICAC he served the National ICAC Task Force Program as liaison to Interent Safety Organizaitons such as Netsmartz, iKeepSafe, and Web Wise Kids, and was a member of the Executive Committee. He is a nationally known speaker on the topic of online crimes against children, technology safety, and cyber bullying. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University and is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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