What would you do if you caught a neighbor's child smoking?
To say something or look the other way, that is the question
Moms Talk invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up the Lehigh Valley will have a new resource for questions about schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.
Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic.
Introducing our Mom’s Council
Each week, the members of our Moms Council will help to shape the Moms Talk discussion – by suggesting Moms Talk topics and by being among the first to join the conversation.
- Lisa Amey, of Upper Milford Township, is a stay-at-home mom to an 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. A past president of the MOMS Club of Emmaus and long time member of MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), Lisa is an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International.
- Lisa Drew, of Emmaus, is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer, wellness and fitness coach with more than 17-years experience. She is the mother of a 13-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.
- Jennifer Elston, of Emmaus, has almost two decades of professional experience in child development and counseling. She is currently a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful girls. Together with her husband, Chris, she owns Christopher Elston Photography.
- Lisa Merk, of Lower Macungie, is a stay-at-home mother of four boys – a 12-year-old and 6-year-old triplets. Lisa is a past president of the MOMS Club of Lower Macungie East. In her “spare” time, Lisa teaches piano to school-age children.
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a question from Moms Council member Lisa Merk
What would you do if you were out somewhere in the community and saw your 15-year-old neighbor smoking cigarettes with a group of friends? Would you approach him/her right then and there to address the issue? Would you wait to talk to him/her until later? Would you tell the parents? Or, would you not do anything at all?
Share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments.
If you would like to become a part of the Moms Council and/or have ideas for future Moms Talk questions, please email Jennifer.email@example.com.