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Leaving aside the moral issues (as hopefully you are aware of those), and leaving aside whether you should intervene (a very good question itself), in their mind, this is something between the other parents and their son, so why are they involving you? If they want their son not to go, that’s their call, but they should not abstain responsibility for that ...


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In addition to Joe's good answer, I would say that passing this request on to your son is going to send a very clear message to him about your priorities. You probably don't want to do that. I suggest you go back to the friend's parents and say that you've thought it over, and realised that if you asked such a thing of your son he would not only reject the ...


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In addition to the other good answers on this page, can I recommend the movie Inside Out? It shows a young girl (Riley) going through a difficult time in her life. Her inner mental world is shown via five little characters, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger, each of which personifies that emotion. By giving each of those emotions a persona it can help ...


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