Had something pretty strange happen 2 days ago at my sons Junior high. He is 11 years old and in the 6th grade,..........so take that into account. Heres the story... The other day he came home from school and it was pretty easy to see that he was upset. We asked him what was wrong and he said that not only himself,.......but that the entire class had been crying. of course we wanted to know why. He then told us what happened....... In a pre planned setting,....one of the guidance counselors came into his normal science class and along with his science teacher went into the subject of bad things that happen to people in life and how to deal with them. As I said..........this was pre planned. So, his science teacher, a female, told the class that she would start so as everyone else would feel more at ease. She then went on to tell the class that when she was in college, 21 years old,........she slept with a man at a party that she didnt know, and got pregnant......hmy: That she had no clue who the father was,......and for years and years she told everyone that the child was the mans she eventually married. She then prompted the class to let out their deep dark secrets. One kid.........talked about how it hurts him so bad that his mom and dad are divorced " several had this same story" but that it was better than when they were together because they used to beat each other up all the time....hmy: Another girl talked about how bad she felt when her mother would tell her she was a mistake, and wished she never had her........hmy: Another girl said her dad was always mean to her and would hit her,........thats when the teacher said......" well, we JUST HAPPEN to have officer X here today and he would really like to talk to you about this. The police officer then walked in the room and asked the girl to come talk with him. Anyway.........my son told us that by the end of class every kid in there was crying their eyes out from either telling their own story, or hearing the stories of others. BUT................Heres how it ended. The teacher told the class that one of the reasons they did this was to get kids to think about what other kids were going thru at home. Lots of bullying takes place in schools and if kids would think about what others may be going thru they would never bully anyone.To be good to one another. This is a GREAT POINT, in fact...I made the exact same point to my son not 3 weeks ago, thinking what others may be going thru that is. Not real sure how I feel about this whole thing. In many ways I think this was VERY good,..............yet I cant get this feeling out of the back of my mind that there is just something not really too kosher about it either. Somewhat confused on the whole episode to be honest.