Recently, I started smoking. It relaxes me. My dad has always smoked
and I can’t believe he’s mad at me for doing it.
I started smoking when I was Tony’s age. I guess I started
to rebel and because my friends were doing it. I am upset that my
son has started smoking, but I feel like a hypocrite telling him
Tony, quit while you can! Smoking will reduce your quality of life
and may even shorten the quantity of it. If you need to relax, try
exercise or reading.
Mitchell, it’s interesting, some kids who see their parents
smoke are so sickened by it, and they become determined never to
start themselves. Others, given the first opportunity, view their
parents’ smoking habit as their green light to proceed.
No need to shy away from this topic let your son know you disapprove
of him smoking. Share your regretful insight of addiction, monetary
expense and health risks. If your son challenges your example, consider
taking this opportunity to cut back your smoking. The truth is,
it will be easier for your son to quit before he’s totally
hooked than for you to do it, but at least you could be in it together.
Hajjar Diamond has been a guidance counselor for twelve
years. She is also a freelance writer and mother of two.