By Sharon Foster and Michael Langer
Prom night. Graduation! You want these milestones to be fun and memorable for your teen. But you also worry about their safety at after-event parties, and for good reason. The most dangerous time of year for teens is from prom night to graduation, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. So let's keep our teens safe by being informed and prepared.
420. What do these numbers mean? Many parents are unaware that 420 has become a term associated with marijuana use and that April 20th has become a sort of “counter culture” holiday where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.
You've talked with your teens about the health, safety and legal consequences of underage drinking, but what about marijuana? Before you talk with your teens, do you know the facts about the effects on teen health? Do you know how to talk with your teen, what to do and how to help if your teen is already using marijuana? Are you clear on what the new laws are for Washington?
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