February 8th, 2012


"Son’s ‘furry’ interest doesn’t mean he’s unbalanced"


Q: My husband and I have raised five amazing children in a happy home where we’ve constantly encouraged and praised them. Last summer, our youngest, 14, started behaving oddly — isolating himself, saying he relates better to animals and that humans are destroying the earth.

Lately, he’s been dressing up in a furry costume, even publicly. I warned him that if he is seen by schoolmates it might cause bullying. He says he doesn’t care — this is who he is.

My husband and I have no clue how to approach this behaviour. We know nothing about “furries.” Our smart and talented son is perfect in every other aspect.

Very Worried

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