i have four teen the oldest r boys 17 n15 and the youngest r girls 14 13. there r some trends going on in schools that we expect and some we do not. one in particular is the eraser burn game. where kids sit n erase their skin off. yes ladies, sit n erase their skin off. until they have a nasty looking scar on their arm or hand. and they think its so cool. my 14 yr old girl came home acting suspicious, wearing a coat in 80 degree weather. i asked her to remove he coat and low n behold the nasty eraser burn on her right arm. we talked about self respect and taking care of ourselves and so on and so on. when i asked why she did it she replied that all her friends were doing it. hmmmmmmm, good ol my friends r doing it phrase. i pointed out that scars r forever and the game is beyond unacceptable. now i sit here wondering if its an emotional problem i need to take of or it is a classic case of monkey see monkey do? what next??? more bathroom beat downs???? where did we go wrong that they r doing some ridiculous things??? and think its cool????? hmmmmmmmm, i would love some insight or adivice, always welcome!