Flickr photo by D.C.AttyHere's Clue #1: If your kid's walking around today saying "Happy 420!" this and "Go 420!" that, he's not happy because it's the 20th of April, folks. He's happy because it's 420, meaning: WEED DAY (420 is the annually celebrated holiday for potheads worldwide; 420 meaning here; thanks, KatieP.).
And if your kid's happy that it's Weed Day, then he's probably also, well, stoned.
Okay, so what are some other signs your kid's probably smoking marijuana?
I don't see the point of living through my wild and wonderful youth if I can't turn all that experience into a way to mess with my kids and, in turn, your kids. Let's talk about pot smoking, what it looks like, smells like, and acts like.
Whether you've already been having some suspicions about your teen or you're a "weed virgin" hoping to get the lowdown, here are several more clues your kid might be hitting the pot pipe:
Yeah, it may seem like I'm being funny, but this list is based on real events. I used to "know people," you know?
Of course, marijuana use can become more than silly, odd-acting experimentation and a serious problem or gateway drug for many kids. Other big-picture signs to watch for: A drop in school performance, disinterest in activities he/she used to enjoy, lying, feelings of paranoia or anxiety, passive behavior, and withdrawal from the family.
What will you do if and when you find out your kid's smoking weed?