Hi, Carolyn: Recently a friends child posted a photo of themselves with an ethnic slur on social media. The photo went viral and I suspect there is significant fallout. I dont have a child at her childs school and know the mom through a different avenue.
Mom is a lovely person who seemed not to see her child was often churlish and badly behaved. Fortunately, I was able to avoid spending time with the child and focus on my friend.
Do I reach out to offer support? I am certain she is devastated by this. However, I dont want to make it worse by checking in, as it will confirm the scandal has gone outside the school community. I also dont want to call a mutual friend and seem like I am gossiping or trying to get more details. Ugh! Concerned Friend