Teenage dating violence should schools interfere
When LJ's parents suggested that this kind of social venue was not healthy for their daughter, she went ballistic.
LJ is a bright, articulate and sensitive fourteen year old.
She lives in an upper middle class community out East. The summer between eighth and ninth grade was very tumultuous for this family. She wanted a later curfew and excessive overnights.
Her parents are well educated and very active in their community. She got upset with her Mom when she questioned all this and indicated that she wanted to talk to the parents regarding the supervision of the various overnights.
They seemed nice enough to her parents, but were definitely allowed to do much more than LJ.
Every weekend was a party at someone's house and LJ was invited.