Parents who let kids under 16 smoke

Created by What Are They Thinking on Jun 2, 2008

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gosh

Georgetown, KY

#112 May 3, 2010
smoke, smoke, smoke stupid,stupid,stupid,menifee proud
yep

West Liberty, KY

#113 May 4, 2010
sure does i seen it Ttt
Barnhart

Portsmouth, OH

#114 Jul 7, 2010
Parents who let their children smoke are lazy. So I say don't condone what you can stop in front of your eyes....no one has to smoke.
nann

West Liberty, KY

#115 Jul 9, 2010
My youngest son smoked ever since he could strike a lighter.Not in front of me but I knew he smoked.I did every thing I could to stop him.That dont mean I allowed him to smoke.I sure never bought them for him.
howdy

United States

#116 Jul 14, 2010
nann wrote:
My youngest son smoked ever since he could strike a lighter.Not in front of me but I knew he smoked.I did every thing I could to stop him.That dont mean I allowed him to smoke.I sure never bought them for him.
I agree my oldest son smokes, done everything to make sure he did not, but you can't keep a kid locked in there room at 16 unless you lay around and draw a check.
HillBilly JO

Campton, KY

#117 Jul 15, 2010
Well Hell... Where just a bunch of gang banging ciggerate smokers..!
Bless the children

Sandy Hook, KY

#118 Aug 3, 2010
I smoke, I wheeze in front of my son, I will die at an early age because of my smoking. He sees this. I preech to him everyday that this is your outcome of smoking.This is the worse nightmare.Not worth it,Don't Try it, Don't do it.He sees my agony,my shortness of breath.If my son at 16, goes against my wishes and prayers, he will have to move out.I may be wrong for what I am doing, but I am still their parent, what I say...goes.He will not smoke under my roof.He should not want to even try it.He has watched me...
Mum too

Portsmouth, UK

#119 Aug 4, 2010
I agree with you, Clearly some peoples comment's on here are childish normally made, by those who feel guilty about something therefore,(hipocrists). All i can say is that, those making the rules and judging parents clearly never had kids,,,, soon change their tune if they did. Give parents their rights back,as it stands, if we punish them we are cruel and abusing them, if we dont punish them we are to blame for their actions. For God sakes give us a break, goverment rules, sociaty, and many other factors are to blame, not everyone should be tarnished with the same brush.
Oh And "Gosh" who ever you are ,,, get tested for memory loss cos you make it sound like you was the perfect kid brought up by perfect parents!!!! your replys though say otherwise, immature and cruel,,,,, don't sound too perfect now do you :).
I wonder wrote:
I wonder if your child or you even listened to everything your parents said. As a teen myself I can say I do none of the following but Peer Pressure sure doesnt help any kids especially at the age 16. No matter how hard parents try and how much they talk most kids trys it or live on it. My parents discussed all of it as far as I can remember and just so happens I have friends and a boyfriend that doesnt do nothin like that. But some kids arent as lucky and have the pressure on them all the time. What can parents do?? All they can do is talk to their kids and try to make them understand. You cant punish the parents for something that they cant help in this world. It happens all the time. ARE YOU GONNA PUNISH THE WHOLE WORLD??? If SO good luck with that. And its not just Ingrams its alot of places that sells stuff and if they dont sell it they get there legal friends to buy it for them. I mean come on kids have connections and will do w/e it takes to get what they want. Realize that kids are kids and you cant stop that you can help prevent it from happening.
guest

Jackson, KY

#120 Aug 4, 2010
a cigarette is a cigarette, i would rather see kids smoke cigarettes than smoke weed and drink alcohol. cigarettes dont effect them like drugs do. but kids will be kids and there aint no use to stop them, they will do it in any other ways with or without your help.
123abc

Georgetown, KY

#121 Aug 4, 2010
scum of the earth, smoke them in front of them then let them do it, scum of the earth
you all are idiots

Locust Valley, NY

#122 Dec 30, 2010
Children do what they want. Children want to smoke, drink, have sex. It is the parents obligation to MAKE SURE they do everything in their power to limit all their kids problems. realistically kids are going to make mistakes but dont be a neglectful parent and not care because "they will do it anyway"....... when i was younger i sold drugs. i didnt have a parent to MAKE SURE i understood what i was doing was wrong. i needed to learn it the hard way and now i am doing fine. But i wish my parents could have taught me right from wrong at the time i needed it the most. No matter how many times a kid doesnt listen to their parents, the parent should still give it their all to convince them.
Kaley

Little Rock, AR

#123 Jun 15, 2011
Okay, I'm fifteen years old & I live with my grandmother who hasn't smoked in years. I remember when I used to sneak around her to smoke. Eventually, I told her that I had an addiction, but I told her I wasn't ready to stop. She knows she can't make me stop. She is not a bad parent at all. At first, she would just tell me to smoke outside & not in the house. As long as I follow her smoking rules, she can't stop my addiction.
Interesting

United States

#124 May 20, 2012
Kids are going to do and try things; smoke, drugs, sex whatever. Its our jobs as parents to give them the right direction and teach them good choices. It's eventually up to them however they do need to also learn they are responsible for their actions be it to their health or result of disobeying laws. When do parents intervine? We want to do so before anything happens to them but sometimes they have to learn things on their own. Thy can't have it both ways.
ryan

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#125 Apr 26, 2014
I have two sons, 25 and 23 now but both of them smoked with my and my wife's permission before they were 16. The oldest started at 13 by stealing cigarettes from my packs and when I caught him at 15 was a fully addicted smoker who would not quit if I forbade him to smoke anyway.
The youngest started smoking at 15 and as both his brother and i smoked saw no problem in lighting up himself one night after dinner a week before his 16th birthday. As a young smoker myself, I started at 14, I know nothing would have made them quit so I begrudgingly let them smoke. Of course I would rather not have had them start smoking but they did and I just have to accept that

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