I’ve been the ‘cool mom.’ I talk to the kids, I tell them to stop, I find ulterior ways to tell their parents so that it doesn’t come back to hurt my son.
It’s ENOUGH. PARENTS! Open your eyes. Stop looking through blinders when it comes to your kids. YES! It’s YOUR KID TOO. I’m just as guilty of blaming everyone else’s kid for my kids’ bad judgement calls. Let me tell you how I know what goes on, and then you’ll know to do the same thing.
Find someone that’s got your kids’ FB password, or find someone that has Friended your kid. Maybe a brother or sister? READ what they’re doing. READ and become educated. THEN you can make a reasonable decision as to how to treat this problem that you didn’t know you had.
I’m watching very closely right now, because it seems that suicide might become ‘a pact’ of sorts…. and I’d rather die myself, then put my head in a hole and not pay attention to what my son is doing.