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devastated to learn my 12 yr. old son is smoking; peer pressure etc. brought him to this. He and I have discussed and he had a breakthrough today in admitting everything and reaching out for help to quit. As nice as that is, I have researched and have found very few support groups, clinical help, or agencies that can help a young child. Very sad to know there is little help out there......no it is no cocaine, but a highly dangerous and addictive drug. Help! he is asking for it!
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It is enough that he is owning this behavior. Be vigilant about enforcing this limit. Parental intervention, including sound limit setting, is the acceptable intervention at this point. You might consider estblishing a reward system to help maintain his motivation. As they say, though, the devil is in the details.
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