A Late-Night Suicide Threat for 08/26/2017
Dear Family Coach
Dear Family Coach: Last night, my 16-year old snuck out of the house with friends at 2 a.m. They were on a mission to help a girl who was threatening suicide. My son did call me after they called the police. But I don’t know why he got involved, and I’m not all right with him sneaking out. How should I reprimand him? — Dad
Dear Dad: Your son’s heart was in the right place. It’s important to remember that. He risked getting in trouble to help another teen fight through a hard time. There’s something to be said for that kind of compassion. Lots of kids would just gossip about a depressed girl. Your son acted to obtain some help. Let him know that you think it’s pretty amazing.
Updated: Sat Aug 26, 2017