I’ve been thinking about the incident with H’s schoolmate (previous post on Oct. 29th)…I’ll call her Sara. She is the one who was with a friend (we’ll call her Lynn) and they decided to sneak out of the house and bike across town in the middle of the night, across busy streets and through several different neighborhoods. Sara, the one who tagged along got scared and called another girlfriend(Suzie) , and Suzie’s mom got involved and called Sara’s mom. But I just found out that Lynn’s parents,( the girl who instigated the whole thing) may not know about it. It’s happened a couple of times that I know of. If it was MY daughter, I would want to know about it. I found out about it through several different channels, so it’s basically gossip. I don’t know Lynn’s mother, but should I tell her what I’ve heard? I’d hate to spread a rumor that is unfounded. I’ve always told H that unless she sees something, that what she hears is just that…hearsay. I heard about this from Suzie’s mom, and she asked me to keep the source private, in order to maintain communication with her child.
I don’t get a lot of comments on this blog, but if there are any parents of teenagers out there who have dealt with this, I’d love to hear from you.