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how would you feel if the parent/carer of your child’s best friend, come to you, as they found drug parafinalia in their child’s room, concerned that both children were experimenting with ice…? Last night, we found a spoon, lighter, and foil with residue hidden in our childs room. Today I informed my childs best friends mum and I was met with very harsh denial, with hands in the air, with a “no way my kid would tell me” blunt attitude towards a very real concern. I made it clear i wasn’t saying their child was some how the instagater, just that I was worried about what I found and felt they should know. They stormed off rather irritated like I blamed their child. Personally, id want to know and would be pissed off if I wasn’t given the same heads up

Posted anonymously, 26th August 2020

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  • I think you did the right thing and when I was the parent of your daughters best friend I would be glad you told me. Don’t doubt your actions, it’s up to those parents now what to do with the information given.

  • I probably would of had multiple talks with my child about it and who else is doing it before I approached any other parents about it. I wouldn’t want to falsely accuse anyone else of such a huge thing, would need to be so tactful in approaching the subject with the parent too.
    Although her reaction wasn’t what you expected I’m sure she will look into it now at least and prob thank you later if she find out her child is also experimenting

  • I would want to know, and I would definitely tell the parents of my child’s friends, usually kids try this stuff together and it’s super dangerous. I would maybe organise a meeting with the school councillor and talk to them about what to do. It could also be worth scaring the shit out of them and going to the police and having them talk to the teenagers.

  • This was in your child’s room not the others, so why are you telling that parent when you should be speaking to your child it is making me confused

  • I think you did the right thing. At the end of the day they will see the benefit of this heads up

  • Im curious why you think their child was involved?
    Also I wouldnt panic thats its ice, could be hash.

  • How old are the children? Could they be mimicking something they have seen online? If I was the parent I’d want to know regardless. I think you did the right thing.

  • If a parent want to dig their head in the sand that is there problem. You have done all you can, and only have control of your situation.

  • Not so much you can do about the parents of your child’s best friend when they aren’t open. You’ve tried, they don’t want to hear about it…I would say leave it. Focus on your own child with tender care, listen & connect and try to find out what happened

  • Was there anything incriminating their child though? This was all found in your childs room?

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