Oz kids as young as six being fed cannabis by parents.Byline: ANI
Melbourne, Sept 6 (ANI): In a shocking revelation, poor parents in an impoverished im·pov·er·ished
1. Reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken. See Synonyms at poor.
2. Deprived of natural richness or strength; limited or depleted: western Sydney suburb are feeding their young children cannabis cannabis: see hemp; marijuana.
Any plant of the genus Cannabis, which contains a single species, C. sativa. It is widely cultivated throughout the northern temperate zone. to "keep them quiet", a children's charity has disclosed.
Counsellors at the Mount Druitt branch of the renowned Ted Noffs Foundation say parents see the practice as an easy alternative to soften their unruly kids.ews.com.au quoted clinical psychologist psy·chol·o·gist
A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.
psychologist Michael Kirton as saying: "We are seeing six-year-olds being given bongs by their families to keep them quiet, stop them crying, or put them to sleep.
"Our counsellors see it being used more and more as a way for families to control the kids and make life easier for the parents."
Mount Druitt and the suburbs around it are areas of utter To publish or offer; to send into circulation.
The term utter is frequently used in reference to Commercial Paper. To utter and publish an instrument is to declare, either directly or indirectly through words or action, that it is good. poverty and have the highest unemployment rate of 20 per cent in Australia.
Kirton said: "Kids are growing up in families who haven't worked in three or four generations and they believe taking drugs is normal because that's all they know.
"Mount Druitt is a bit of a war zone for us, unfortunately." (ANI)
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