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Author: Joani Geltman, MSW

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Joani Geltman, MSW is a leading parenting expert, with four decades of experience in working with youth, including as a psychology professor, school counselor and social worker, a family therapist, and a parenting coach. She is the author of A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids about Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out. She holds a Masters in social work from Washington University and has been quoted or published in Psychology Today and more.

Posted Aug. 26, 2014, 10 a.m. by Joani Geltman, MSW | View Comments
educating teens about pot

Teens and pot, not good. Now with the legalization of pot in some states, and the legalized use of medical marijuana in many states, teens have found new ammunition to fuel their rationalizations for why it is OK to smoke pot. Here is the obvious; “Hey it’s legal in some states, so that must mean there is nothing really wrong with it.” Other favorites include; "I can think better; I can drive better; it relaxes me so I can concentrate better on my homework; it helps me sleep.” Smoking Pot As a Teen Adolescence is all about new experiences and ...