I'm looking for a new twist to convince my 15 year old not
to start smoking. She's not impressed by diseases that may
occur 40 years from now. When I mention that her clothes will
smell and her breath will reek of tobacco, she says all her
friends smoke so……. Give me something to try!
Well, here's an idea: Appeal to her wallet. Certainly she
is planning to buy these herself and she has other expenses
as well (for clothes, makeup, movies, CDs, etc.) and maybe
she's hoping to buy a car someday.
Do your homework
first by pricing cigarettes (by the pack). Then take her to
and key in a pack a day. Show her how much money she'll save
by not smoking. Ask her what she'd buy (or what she'll give
up in order to pay for the cigarette addiction). It's worth
If that fails,
make your stand. No smoking until she is of legal age. It's
us your parenting questions concerning kids and drugs.
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