just lately i have noticed my sons friends all have these horrible scabs, some are very nasty.
when i noticed my son with the very same scabs, i have become very concerned.
it turns out they are playing "the rubber challenge"
where 2 people use a rubber eraser on their skin, the 1st to give up is the loser.
when i finally got the truth out of my son, i told him to stop it immediately.
turns out one of his friends has more of these scabs.
turns out the new trend is "aerosol challenge"
so parents be warned.
do you see any other trends which are cause for concern.
Do you know what I'd do if my son was doing that? Set a challenge for him and his mates - that 100 pushup thing, or 100 chin-ups, or something.
Give them something pointless to occupy their time with, that might actually involve something of a challenge. Then if they act up with something else, challenge them to how they're doing with it. Least if they're all trying to outdo themselves in a slightly "macho" way, at least giving them something to try that actually may have some difficulty for a while, but might involve a bit of healthy competition between them?
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