13-year old boy hangs himself
October 7, 2011 7:19am CST
I got so shocked upon reading this news. I could not believe that a boy so young can kill himself. I mean, when I was at that age, all I could think of was playing, being with friends, looking for my crushes, watching my favorite television shows, and all that childish stuff. But this boy, he was so problematic. He felt unloved. He longed for her mother's love. His mother was always away working, earning money for their family. The news said she's separated from her husband and she's raising seven children. I could not say I can't blame her for what the boy did but surely, part of the fault is hers. There are lots of single parents out there and yet, their children do not commit suicide. Can genes be blamed for this? Because the news said suicide runs in the family. An uncle and cousin of the boy also committed suicide recently. It's really terrible. But what is really happening in the generation today? They really are so bold, not afraid of anything. It always surprises me whenever I hear of such news. What's disappointing in this case was the boy was an honor student and could have been valedictorian. It is really such a waste.
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7 Oct 11
This is another shocking and sad news. Young and youths killing each other and killing themselves. This is very alarming how young people can think such crime. Yes, at that tender age, they should be enjoying life and still playing.
7 Oct 11
shocking indeed. like you, i cannot ignore the fact that the parents have a part in what had happened. parenting is a responsibility. why would parents desire to have seven children when they cannot afford to rear one satisfactorily? it is total irresponsibility to me. the more children parents have, the more attention would be demanded from them. the more money, and resources are needed to bring them up to become healthy, responsible people. but how can they, when they only have enough for some of the basic needs. it can be genes, too.
8 Oct 11
Hi bingskee! Well, it's really "popular" to have many kids especially with low-income people in the rural areas. It's like a trend in the population that people in the lower classes tend to be have more kids than those people in the upper classes. I don't know the reason but the joke is, they make kids when they've got nothing to do. .
11 Oct 11
This is a very sad news. Children are supposed to be playing, studying and having fun. They shouldn't be the one who carries the family problems because it's a parent's responsibility. It's just so depressing to hear such news and I'm sure many of us here are parents and we would be hurt by this kind of news. But what can we do? kids nowadays are so secretive towards their parents. Instead of asking for their parents advice they ask their friends and their friends are also kids or teens. I mean what do they know about life. Only us parents have the ability to really give a suitable and good advice to our kids. we need to be more open to them, try to understand what they are going through and don't pressure them.
19 Oct 11
Well, i don't agree on the part of it being part of the genes. IF anything bad happens are blamed on the genes, why are we given the ability to think? I would say, maybe technology is to blame or even friends around him feeding him the wrong ideas to dispel the feeling of being unwanted. His mom has fault for sure, but it's really not easy for her too. His siblings should be more alert as they are around him more often
• South Korea
12 Oct 11
Wow that is really such a young age I hope his soul rests in peace where ever he is. But to be honest I wouldn't really blame the mother. She has to earn for the family and look after 7 children too. That is a bit too much on the mother too, I feel. Anyway this is such a sad and shocking story
7 Oct 11
Saw it on the news and its sad. I can totally how this boy feels. It hurts to feel unloved. But ending his own life can't change I anything I guess! Youngsters these days are kind of emotional. I am too but so far, I didn't come in the thought of ending of my life.
8 Oct 11
When I was a kid, there were times that I felt I was unloved, too. My mother has her favorites among us. But like you, I didn't come close to ending my life. My solution then were to be with friends and have fun. It seems so scary to deal with emotional people.
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Oct 11
That's really sad. It's really sad to see that such a person would feel the need to take his or her own life. It's not something that I personally like to see happen. It's not something that I like to see, no matter what age the person is. I feel so sorry for the boy and his family.
8 Oct 11
I read that news online today. I was really shocked that 1 13 year old can do that. Indeed at that age, it is the role of the parents to assure them, that they are really loved even if they cannot be always together. They have to reassure the children that they have to work hard just to be able to provide for all of them and they have to bear it. Maybe she keeps on promising the boy to be with him, yet she always fails to do so and this tore the heart of the boy. In my opinion, upon reading that other relatives have taken their lives too, the boy maybe thought it's just okay to take one's own life. A very sad and shocking news indeed.