Okay, so it just so happens that my difficult child and I had a talk last night about her friends and how easily things can spiral out of control at her age. I am sure most of you have read my post about our night last night, and another thing that my sources have warned me about is that these new friends of hers, a few of them have been into trouble with the police, and since this is SUCH a little town and she is the "new girl" and no one knows what to expect from her, she has become a "person of interest". To the best of my knowledge, she has not done anything ILLEGAL to give them cause to take any action against her, but I did warn her that she was being watched, kind of hoping I guess that it might make her more aware of what she is doing. I also tried to explain to her the cruelty of the adolescent world. I know these are things that you have to learn the hard way and she probably won't listen to me, but I tried to explain to her that although she thinks these NEW friends would stick up for her no matter what, if they DO get into trouble, they would turn on her in 2 seconds if they thought it would save their butts, no matter how good of friends she thinks they are. That being said, it just So happens that Lifetime TV is playing that movie, Thirteen, tonight and I was thinking of letting her watch it. I am debating on this, she says she wants to watch it, but I have a few reservations. I DO think that it would be a good lesson for her to see how things END when parents get involved and things get rough and how friends, even BEST friends, turn on each other. But since she is NOT anywhere NEAR as out of control as those girls in the movie, I DON'T want to give her any ideas. She did see another Lifetime Movie kind of like that, called Augusta Gone, and that was to help her learn the kinds of things that can happen when you get into that kind of trouble, even at such a young age. That one didn't cause any problems for us, and it really DID get the point across, but when she seen that one, she was not nearly as adventurous as she is now. I guess my question is, do any of you who have seen that movie have opinions about this ieda????