forworse (forworse) wrote in binky_betsy,

Writers beware, children own their own lives

I saw this in yesterday's paper and thought how apt it was.  The backstory is that an author has written a book about her son's drug use and how she and her husband took a tough line and locked him out of the house when he wouldn't quit.  Thing is, the son was just 17 and is now 20 and estranged from his parents, fed up with their attitudes.  He wasn't a hardcore addict, just a teen with some problems.  He stayed in school and is trying to live independently only for his mother to go and publish a book and do all these interviews telling the whole world about how hard it was for her to raise a son like him.

I'm sure you'll see the parallels.


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