I just have the gut feeling more went on here than the parents are telling (as far as what they knew). Unfortunately, my gut feelings are always right.Moonbear said:You really can't tell from the way it's written. But, as Pengwuino pointed out, they don't seem to have any trouble pointing an accusatory finger at the parents of kids who abuse alcohol and drugs while denying their responsibility for this one. I would think it would be easier to hide signs of alcohol and some drug abuse, especially if you don't come home drunk or high, than evidence of choking yourself. If my kid was suddenly wearing turtlenecks all summer and had bruises all around her neck, my first guess probably wouldn't be that she was choking herself, but I'd sure think something was wrong (I'd probably have been thinking she had an abusive boyfriend she was hiding from me or something like that, but no matter what, she'd be in counseling).