Shay, that is hard. I've dealt with a few things like that before. Just listen is all you can do. Encourage the child to ask their regular teacher if they can talk to the guidence counselor.Originally Posted by prhoshay;3152769;
A small word of warning though. I know of a case where someone like you gave out some personal information and was taken to task for it.
I had a child say some things like that to me, except she didn't volunteer any info of her own, but kept asking increasingly personal questions of me. Because of what happened in the above case, I had to tell the child. "I'm sorry, but that's kind of personal and I don't talk about those things." She was asking me why I got married and did I think my husband would ever have a girlfriend and that men lie and did I think my husband lied to me? WTF? You know what she was hearing about at home. I felt bad, but again, as the questions got even more personal, I had to shut them down.
But know that you probably helped that child. It sometimes doesn't take much to make a difference in a child's life.