PARENTING
01/11/2012 05:48 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

The Scary Reason Why Parents Let Kids Act Out

Recently, a friend of mine told me about her daughter's friends -- two teenage girls who are touting beer cans in their Facebook profile photos. These are under-aged kids. 14-year-olds.

"Why are their parents letting them put pictures of themselves with beer on the Internet?" I said.

"I think a lot of these parents are more concerned about their kids' popularity than they are with anything else," she said.

What does this mean? Is it a bullying backlash?