Friday, December 9, 2011
SPS: Pink Triangle Prank
Pink Triangle Prank
Your son and his friends joke constantly that the new boy at school acts “so gay.” Today you learned that someone painted a pink triangle on his locker. You mentioned this to your son and he smiled slyly, saying, “Isn’t a pink triangle a gay pride thing?” The other moms say, “What’s the big deal?”
What Would YOU Do?
This SPS is one of the most hotly-debated Sticky Parenting Situations in The Mom Quiz. In our e-book we offer 4 possible responses, from searching your son's belongings for pink paint (and, if you find some, washing the evidence immediately) to organizing a meeting for parents who want to stop bullying. Vote for one of our abbreviated answers in our survey (look to the right)!
Follow-up questions that readers have asked:
What if you do find pink paint on your son's clothes. Are you willing to let him be suspended from school?
How guilty will you feel if you say nothing, the bullying continues, and the boy harms himself?
Post a comment and let us know what you think!