Friday, January 31, 2020

Overheard at Table 4: Raising Teens (Kids These Days Episode 2.11)

Misty was saying,

"I just found out he'd been lying to me since October.  He said he was doing work at school when he was telling his counselor that he was doing his work at home.  And now it's half his English grade, and his teacher said he'd give him one more week to complete it, but it's HALF his grade.  He hasn't done ANY work on it.  And I can't get into the school system to pull it down so I can help get him to complete it.   I don't know what to do.  He might not pass and they might have to hold him back and I'm so scared that he'll try to commit suicide again."

And I was there, just listening to her, not really knowing what to say.  What can you say to things like that?  All our kids these days are kicking us in the shins or slitting their wrists.  Either way, they're controlling us.

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