While eating our dinner in town I had this conservation with J... he's 12 going on 40.
"Have you ever sworn at school?" I asked.Stunned silence.
"Well? There is no point in lying to me!" I added.More stunned silence.
"I know enough people to tell me" I quipped.J just sat there with a look of amazement and bewilderment.
"Yes " said J.
"Which words?" I adventured to ask.
"The F word is one of them...." said J now looking towards the door.
"Well DON"T do it again because..." and before I had even finished J chimed:
"Because you know enough people"So there you are a investigating technique that actually works , now my child is not one of those who hangs on street corners and riots. He is a all out academic that plays every sport going and is the teachers model pupil. It is however social pressures around him that makes things change so I will be with him every step of the way to gently guide him in the right way. The next social hurdle is when he is 13 he wants to go on facebook.