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Are your kids using drugs?


Kids and Drugs: A Parent’s Guide
How to Tell if Your Child is Using Drugs and What to do
Otteson, Townsend, and Rumsey

Parents, now your fears can be laid to rest. These guys are here to give you the inside scoop on drug abuse by teens. Here are some indicators of marijuana use: poor grades, nonconformity, and cigarettes. And of course marijuana use leads to hard core drug use like cocaine or amphetamines. The rest of the book is a combination of admonishing parents and a handy drug guide.

Regardless of the quality of information 1983 is simply too old. Weed it, then light up a fatty and congratulate yourself on good collection maintenance.

Note: ALB does not condone the use of drugs or alcohol while weeding or driving.


More help for parents:

Getting Groovy with Booze

Weed the Weed Book

Don’t be square! You can rap with your kids about the drug scene

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It’s Congealed!

Knox On-Camera Recipes
A completely new guide to Gel-Cookery

For those of you wondering what Knox is, it is the unflavored gelatin. When I was a young teen it was touted as something to make your fingernails healthy and long if you drank it before it cooled. My nails never looked good though.

Inside you will find some super appetizing dishes that mold your food into wonderful shapes. Try serving up these molds at your next gathering. My favorite: Cottage Cheese and Kidney Bean Salad. (Yes, you read that right!)

Bon Appetit!


More Fun Food:

The Big Salad

Joys of Jello

Be Bold with Bananas (If you haven’t seen this, prepare yourselves!)

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Teen Feelings

Nobody Said It’s Easy

Here we have another relic from a public library explaining all those crazy moral, physical and emotional changes in teens. I have featured a standard admonition to the girls not to lead guys on. (Bad things will happen, and then it is your fault). I also am trying to figure out these illustrations.

Teens from 1965 are probably pushing 70 years old now, so maybe we can let this one go. Remember, a good rule of thumb is if the book is older than the intended audience, time to reconsider.


More Teen Help:

How to be a girl

Teen Sex or Teen Dating

Teens in Trouble!

Taking all the fun out of sex

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