06-25-2016 02:21 PM - edited 06-25-2016 02:23 PM
I was reading another post in the forum and it reminded me about the tragic events such as those at Columbine High School, or the young Australians leaving to fight in Syria for Daesh.
After the initial shock and horror subsides, it's pretty common to start thinking about the perpetrators and their family environment. We ask ourselves "how could the parents not know?" Do we know our own kids? I came across this article by Sue Klebold and thought it gave a fascinating insight into how a loving, moral, nurturing parent felt after her son caused such destruction.
06-27-2016 01:16 PM
06-28-2016 02:48 PM
06-29-2016 08:11 PM
We all think that we know our kids but sometimes we brush things off as another stage they are going through.
The benefit of having such forums as this is we can get an "outsiders" perspective on situations that we as parents can be blind to.
It's all about parents supporting parents to gain a better understanding of our teens and the challenges that come with being a parent.