Pot-smoking parents are harsher with discipline: study

By July 18, 2019 Recent News

New York Post 17 July 2019
Family First Comment: “Smoking weed doesn’t make parents more chill when it comes to discipline — it actually makes them more likely to punish their kids.”
Looking forward to all the anti-smacking groups like the Green Party and others joining our campaign to oppose legalisation of cannabis. 🎉💨

Pot-smoking parents are such a buzzkill.

Smoking weed doesn’t make parents more chill when it comes to discipline — it actually makes them more likely to punish their kids, a new study has found.

The study of 3000 California parents found that marijuana users were more likely to administer all types of discipline techniques — including timeouts, taking away privileges and spanking — on their children than non-drug users.

“There are parents who say marijuana calms then down and makes them a better parent. That’s not what we’re seeing in this particular study,” lead researcher Dr Bridget Freisthler, a professor in the College of Social Work at Ohio State University, told The Post.

The research, published Monday in the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Additions, sampled random parents in 50 Californian cities and asked them how often they used alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine and other drugs. It found a .5-percent increase in the amount of discipline among toking parents over non-smokers.

It also probed parents on how frequently they used non-violent punishment such as timeouts, corporal punishment like spanking, and physical abuse, such as hitting a child with a fist.

Researchers found parents who reported marijuana use were more likely to control their kids than someone who didn’t smoke pot.

“That is not something we would have expected to see,”
READ MORE: https://nypost.com/2019/07/17/pot-smoking-parents-are-harsher-with-discipline-study/

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