The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, became an instant hit with teens. It’s sparking controversy but it’s also sparking conversation. Focus on the Family has created a variety of materials designed to educate and equip parents to engage with kids on the sensitive topics addressed in the program.
The Netflix program "13 Reasons Why" is very popular among teen viewers. While that’s concerning, it does have an upside. The series is allowing us as parents to delve into more delicate topics with our teens and pre-teens. One of those topics is self-injury. It’s reported that 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males will engage in this harmful practice. Today’s episode explores the dark world of self-injury—what it is and why kids are doing it. We also want to equip you to look for warning signs and provide ways you can help your kids learn to better manage their emotions.