This lack of understanding can cause numerous misconceptions to be held as truths and can postpone healing. His marriage and family can be in one compartment, his job in another…you get the point.
As usual when it comes to parenting matters, Keith's reaction differed to mine. Do nothing and we risked never knowing what she was really up to. Seizing a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into your child's life, or sticking your parental head in the ground? The world of teenage instant messaging is one you enter at your peril. 'Thanx babe,' she replied with all the insouciance of a seasoned flirt.Of all our four children, Annie has always seemed the easiest.Happy-go-lucky, sports-mad, not in the least bit rebellious.The following morning, my husband Keith got to the bottom of what was going on.A few days earlier we had upgraded Annie's old mobile to an i Phone 4s. At this point everything was telling me I should turn the phone off and remain in blissful ignorance.The prankster posed as a 13-year-old girl who was willing to strip naked during a chat on Skype, with the aim of tracking online sexual predators.
He first began the conversation through a chat, stating clearly stating that he was a 13-year-old girl.
My gut feeling was to call the school, haul Annie out and interrogate her. I'm sure there are many parents reading this and leaping to judge our duplicitous actions. For starters every other word is interjected with 'ahaha' or 'pahaha' - a demonstration of laughter. In another text she asked a boy called Ben: 'Do you like me?
' I had just enough time to think: 'Well, that’s sweet,' before he pinged back: 'Yer, I'd do u.''Are you smoking and who are Ben, Jake and Tom? I stopped short of asking her if she was having sex - the very notion of it being a possibility was so horrendous I just couldn't form the words.
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