2019-07-02 18:22:09 UTC
But at the same time, while I often appreciate his philosophy, I think he should think twice about HOW he suggests phrasing it when talking to teens directly. (Especially in one of the last paragraphs - that is, the third "statement" he suggests making.)
Q: "On several occasions over the last six months or so, our 12-year-old son has told us he's been thinking about suicide. Apparently, he's been the target of a couple of school bullies and sometimes feels like life is too much. We've talked to him, tried to help him express his feelings, and tried to help him figure out how to solve these problems, but do you have other suggestions? Other than these three episodes, by the way, things in his life seem to be great. He has lots of friends, is liked by his teachers, and doesn't act generally depressed."
Can you guess the response?