J-man graduated from D.A.R.E.: Drug Abuse Resistance Education today! He was a cutie in his white DARE t-shirt singing with his classmates. I personally think that 4th grade is a little young for children to learn about drugs and alcohol, but from the 4 essays that were read and the questions being asked, kids are exposed to much more than I was at the age of 9 or 10. I never went through a DARE program, but I can remember my friends in other schools talking about it and I really think it was around the 6th grade...middle school age.
We gave our parental consent because the local school district provides DARE to all 4th graders and we believe that DARE can be extremely beneficial to students. This could potentially be the only time that J-man would be exposed to the DARE program in a school setting, so we took advantage of it.
I am very proud of J-man! He is doing great in school and great at home! We are spending a lot of time together baking, crafting, throwing the baseball, watching movies and hanging out. I love him to pieces!!
What are your thoughts on the DARE program and children learning about drugs and alcohol in the 4th grade?