You can't defend the indefensible - anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical.
Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food.
Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have.
I don't think you can have pain and soul-searching doing the right thing for your child.
I knew what could happen to my son if he was sent to the wrong school and got in with the wrong crowd.