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Mom finds her teen’s secret life on MySpace:

Another parent with no clue waking up to the harsh reality of their kids and the internet…

Q: My 15-year-old daughter has a MySpace website (I overheard her talking about it on the phone with a girlfriend), and I was able to check it out last week. I was astonished with what I found a group picture with a bunch of her best friends, apparently at a party, most with a can of beer in their hand. She wasn’t holding a beer, but she was surrounded by kids who were. I also read some (but not all) of the notes on the site from her friends, and many were OK, but some were suggestive of other parties and some skipping of school. This is all news to me, and I don’t know how to approach her. I’m furious, but I’m also concerned and want to let her know that this behavior is not fine with me. But will she think that I was snooping? How is the best way to handle this?

Who cares if she thinks you were snooping? You’re the parent. If your kids do not practice common sense or good judgment online then it’s your job as a parent to watch out for them.

Or you can click the article link for the lengthy answer by a professional.

5 thoughts on “Teens’ secret MySpace lives

  1. lewing says:

    no harm will come of drinking a couple of bottles of beer, in fact she will probably look upon those times fondly in years to come. is your daughter allowed to have fun?

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  2. Trench says:

    No I keep her locked in a basement and give her nightly beatings. [sarcasm]

    I think you’re missing the point. If a parent catches their kids with a couple of beers there is probably many more before and many more after that one.

    And if you’ve ever been around underaged drinking you know it’s also filled with memories of hugging the toilet, arrests, and sexual assaults.

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  3. matt says:

    shame on you

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  4. rania says:

    i honestly wouldnt care if she thought u were snooping, you have a right to be a mother and say whats on your mind to her and tell her whats right. dont wait to long until the situation gets worse. DO SOMETHING NOW! talk to her and tell her that drinking doesnt make you cool or you need to it have a good time. because first its drinking, then smoking, then drugs. you shouldnt wait until it goes out of control..good luck with your daughter.

    rania

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  5. Alana says:

    Leave your daughter alone.
    You should be the one buying her grog and taking her to these parties!!!
    Then you know what shes drinking, how much and exactly where she is.
    So what if she’s skipped a couple of classes?
    Shes probably a smart kid.
    You should get off of the internet and talk to her.
    Get to know her.

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