When your teen tells you something worrisome about a friend,

should you call the parent? Here's when to step in, say experts.

It can be startling, what parents of teens can overhear or otherwise learn about their own child’s friends — who's getting in with a misguided crowd, who's taken up a not-so-secret vaping habit, who seems depressed or even suicidal.

And sometimes, the instinct to reach out to the parent with news that their teen might be in trouble can be a strong one — especially when your child comes directly to you with the information.

But when is that helpful and important — and when is it crossing a line? The answers are nuanced, say experts, and depend on many factors.

Link to article: When to call a fellow teen's parent when you learn something worrisome, say experts (yahoo.com)


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