Dan Shapiro wrote a letter to his daughters about weed. After reading it, I tend to agree with his point of view, having experienced the things that I have in the past and gaining a, lets say, broader insight and understanding of the situation. Focus: Discuss the article. We've done the hypothetical sex talk here--and subsequently what our parents told us--but what if you find your kid with weed? What do you want them to know before they even get to that point? Did your parents tell you anything? As for me, I'd like to think that my philosophy would generally mirror the one presented in the article. It's a slippery slope when you get into this stuff, though. With the sex talk, you can give your kid condoms to make sure they're being safe. At the same time, that almost acts as permission to start banging away. With drugs, there's no condom, no safe guard. They're either in you or they're not. You want your kids to make good decisions, but as a parent you can only do so much. Frankly, I'm glad I'm not a parent, so I've got plenty of time to figure this out.