One of the kids I babysit (11 year old boy) told me there is this girl who has been pursuing him for a while even though he's made it 100% clear he just wants to be friends. Today apparently she told him she was going to cut herself if he didn't date her.
This girl is 10 years old forfuuucksake! When did dating at that age become such a huge deal?!
I told him how serious saying something like that was, that it wasn't a joke and it wasn't something to ignore. I made him tell his parents everything when they got home, and they are going to call her parents. I also referred an awesome therapist.
As a former long-term cutter, this just made me sick to my stomach.