AssMan123 saidThanks for your help. Since he just came out, I think that even 'just being there' will somewhat helpful for him. Luckily he has a really good therapist, so I might just help him feel OK with who he is.
I think he was doing well until another kid in his school committed suicide last week. It makes me really angry that school administrators aren't doing enough.
That ad sucks!! It should tell the truth. It get's worse then it gets better but only if you get control of your life and don't allow others to do so!!!
Also teach your children to fight and defend themselves if necessary
In the 60's-late 80's kids dealt with real bullying and the answer was far less suicide. Protect your kids against the outside world including technology.
This child needs psychological couseling if his answer is suicide. Don't be too quick to jump down the throat of the schools and administrators the anti bullying is stronger now than ever. It starts at home first!! What about when they get out of school gay men are still subject to the same in the streets, work place etc.
Parents need to give their children the tools to fight back, the same way you teach you children about the dangers of drugs-if you don't they end up dead as well, and that is NOT a schools fault. Parents need to be parents not buddies. They need to be aware of what their kids have going on in thier lives.
Give them support, but temper your level of involement because he needs professional help!!!! If you say the wrong things you can be faulted and his Mom will turn on you faster than a rabid dog. Encourage her to get her son in a support group led by a professional.