Is it really necessary to teach children under the age of 10 about drugs?
Regardless, I wasn't expecting to have to have this kind of discussion with my daughter this early in her education. In fact, she didn't even know what "drugs" were when I was preparing her for the week at school.
Have drugs really become such a problem in public schools now that we need to start propagandizing to children under the age of 10? What is the focus of anti-drug education this early? Any messaging parents should be using at home to complement the learning without scaring our children (or giving them information that will be too complicated for them -- like the politics of the drug war; illegal vs. legal drugs, and use vs. abuse)?
Thanks for any insights you can offer.