My son is 8 years old. Last night he came home with a pledge card he had signed, swearing to never take drugs, smoke or drink alcohol. The day before he came home with his shirt on backwards. “We’re turning our backs on drugs, mom”. Last week he berated me for drinking a beer after work. On Sunday he refused to eat the beef bourguignon I had made after I confessed it had wine in it.
He also told me that he would never smoke weed because it makes kids turn green. What??!
Now I told him that there are lots of things grownups do that kids have to wait to do. How I can go see a scary movie, or drive a car…and that the list of activities that he can do will grow bigger as he grows. However, he still thinks any form of alcohol is evil.
Why are these kids being indoctrinated like this? Has this type of education been shown to work? Why is my son turning into a totalitarian freak?