The Semicolon Project

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 12:52am

Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today? Evidently we should all be checking our children's wrists.  < https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Semicolon-Project/659615364052145?id=659615364052145&_rdr>

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 12:41pm

I meant in general. 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 1:17pm

Lol molly, the "lololl"s are even funnier when they become the thing to debate.....  I guess we could be debating vulgar/inappropriate language or signature boxes, but that stuff isn't even "clever" IMO, shudder.

 

 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 1:18pm

It's not that I think that the humor is up for debate. It's that personally I feel that the laughter of a mother whose child is in need of help is inappropriate. 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 1:24pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>Maybe the injection of humor seems out of place in this thread, considering... Jams. </p>

I'm not sure where you're going or what you're leading into...  But the vile you spew in a thread about compassion doesn't have a place there either. 

 

 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 1:25pm
Whose child is in need of help just_another_marla?

 

 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 1:47pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Exactly Jams. Some parents turn a blind eye.</p>

Or parents that excuse away what their kids do as something all kids have done/will do/think about doing, that's what just_another_marla has said or/and implied in discussions on this board.  I don't get that, especially when you're talking about what risky behaviors are out there, Perhaps its when the result becomes a pregnancy, alchohol or drug abuse, death that some families stand up and take notice or ownership of said problem, but that is late IMO. 

 

 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 1:50pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Whose child is in need of help just_another_marla?
. I thibk it's a really good idea to take requests for help from our kids seriously.  If a kid puts up a picture on Semicolon Project coming Out Day with a "help"!hashtag, I think its wise for the parents to pay attention.

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 2:02pm

I don't necessarily agree bordwithyou, Are parents waiting to see symbols/signs before they step in, pay attention and talk with their children?  What prevents them from talking sooner? IYO? You know, My kid knew someone that killed herself where we lived before, Are you aware there's a symbol for suicide awareness on your wrist too? I believe it's an arrow but I'd have to check with my DD to be sure. I take what my kids share personally and seriously too and I am thankful we talk, I can't imagine otherwise.  Nobody is immune from this but some just excuse it away too or do not stand up until, in my opinion, it's too late.  Where do you stand?  Curious. 

 

 

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 2:13pm

Where do I stand?  Obviously I am in favor of close parental/teen communication.  I'm also in favor of listening however they choose to talk.  I'm also in favor of monitoring what younger teens are doing online, and if they accidentally share personal or identifying information, or friend the wrong person, using that as a teaching opportunity and correcting the situation as soon as possible.  If a child reveals inline something a parent hadn't picked up on previously, whether it's sexual activity, drug use, or that the child is being bullied, or is anxious, depressed, cutting, whatever, I stand in favor of parents waking up and getting the kid the help he or she needs.

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Sun, 04-20-2014 - 2:36pm
Jamblessed, have you looked at your kids' Instagram, twitter etc pages lately?

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