Dear Amy: I recently learned that my teenage child has befriended a teen whose father is a convicted criminal. The father is listed on the sex offender database for child pornography and offenses against minors. He also served time for burglary.
I discovered this background when my child received a package in the mail with an out-of-state return address that I didn’t recognize. The information came up when I searched the address on the package.
Apparently, the friend is visiting the father and decided to mail my child a small gift. The friend lives with their mother locally. I have not met the friend or the mother.
I have mixed feelings about this...