Trues Stories: Setting up road blocks
Friday, January 22, 2010
I have a true story from a parent. I wanted to share this to get back to one of the main reasons McGruff Safeguard was created. Today, between the use of acronyms and slang, it can be a bit more difficult to understand what our kids are saying. Here is what one parent ran across:
I saw on one boys response to my child that he told his parents he needed 15I think this is a great idea. There isn’t much we can do to actually control our kids. However, by doing things that limit the amount of actual cash they’re given but also giving them resources to make better decisions is a great idea.
dollars to go to the movies, but it would be used to by 2 "zanny's" (Xanax) at
$7.00 a piece and $1.00 for a bottle of liquor.
I learned to have passes for the theater and give my child a movie pass, or if he wants money for McDonalds, I purchased a Golden Arch card and give him that to use. It really helps me in implementing strategies that may not necessarily stop some inappropriate behavior however, I can put up some roadblocks and make things more difficult.
When I was a kid, “zanny’s” or Xanax and alcohol were a popular combination. However, these two drugs mixed together, although causes a “buzz” can be a very dangerous combination. Xanax can actually intensify the effects of the alcohol. This is something that as kids, just trying to have fun, they really don’t know what it is they’re doing to their bodies.
Have you noticed any conversation with lingo you’re not familiar with? One of the top 3 features of the McGruff solution is acronym resolution. We translate this for you and alert you if there is any conversation that represents dangerous behavior. McGruff Safeguard is here to help. Try it for free today. Understand what the conversation is.
Labels: acronyms, True Stories, Urban Dictionary, Xanax
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