A subtle change that says a lot

The circumstances surrounding how a teenager may come to try drugs and abuse drugs have not changed since ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things‘ was first published in print in 1991, but the addition of a few telling sentences to the chapter on substance abuse reveal how the job of convincing teenagers of the dangers is perhaps more difficult. Author Katherine Gordy Levine, for example, added this sentence (among others) to the copy I received earlier today:

“As mentioned earlier, the general view that youth is the time to experiment combined with the denigration of authority figures, particularly parents, allows many parents and many youths to ignore the known facts.”

It’s a theme that Katherine has worked into this revised version of the eBook, that the authority of adults and parents has been downgraded in the last decade, making the job of parenting even more difficult.

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