My heart has been so heavy for a family near us who recently lost their teenage son.
I don’t know the family personally (they are friends of a friend of our neighbors), but their loss and the circumstances around their son’s death have been on my mind since I heard the news.
I feel compelled to share their story with you, hoping to increase awareness about a game that many kids are playing (even kids as young as nine years old).
It’s called The Choking Game.
And it can be deadly.
I admire these parents so much. In the midst of their grief, they are speaking out to make sure others know about this game, and trying to prevent more tragedy and loss.
PLEASE take a minute to read their story and watch the video clip about The Choking Game from the article.
If your kids are old enough, have them watch it too. It’s heart-wrenching, but powerful, and it gives kids ideas on how to respond if they’re asked to join in on this game.
I think one of the best things we can do as parents is arm our kids with information so if they’re asked to participate in something like this, or if they know kids who are playing it, they’ll be prepared to respond and tell someone.
They may even save a life.
Please spread the word about this game to others so more parents will be aware of it and its dangers.
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