Question

My son wants to go to the local park with some friends, but I know it’s the place where a lot of kids go to drink and smoke pot, so I’m kind of worried about him going there. I trust him, but I don’t know what to do.

Answer

  • When will he go and who will he go with?
  • Just hanging out in the park sounds like a problem.
  • Going for a specific time and purpose with known friends is much safer.
  • Checking in person or by cell phone may be advisable.
  • Late at night around kids known for bad behavior is risky.