What this punk warrants is being ignored. She's feeding into his play for 15 minutes and lending credibility to him by even responding.
But then, like I said, I'm a mom. I don't take teenagers as seriously as they take themselves.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)