My personal opinion is never get there in the first place.
The father and the son obviously cared for each other, From the son's statement to the media he is pretty much a self centered person. In his words of "me and my father ...... " the second person should be mentioned before himself and out of the respect, always mention your loved ones and others before one brought up "me"
This could have been prevented if the parents had pay attention to his childhood development. If the parents care enough, love is not to let the children go free range without proper supervision and guidance. I had found out no family does the daily communications these days . I don't mean text or email or posting on the social media.
I meant personal contact.
My advise to almost all the young parents I had met is to spend a little time with your children, daily.
Even 30 minutes a day will do wonders. They could use that time to discuss what happened in school and homework, events happened in their child's life. A little caring goes a long way.
When one of my child came home from first grade one day, frustrated, crying and confused. I had to find out what happened. Being bullied and rejected from a small group was quite hurting for a young child. After finding out the facts, with comfort and firm assurance that was not the end of the world. I reminded my child to keep staying ahead of the rest of the school and explore new boundary when reached what they teach in the classroom.
Nothing to worry about I told my child. Even if you'll run into the same group in Middle school and High School, they will not be among your peer. Our school system starting the advance classes in Middle School. This child of ours is graduating from the top University in our State among the top 5% group, with honor from two majors and going on to a top medicine school. I'm especially proud of her achievement since both her degrees were not the easiest to complete, to come out in the top 5% of all the schools is quite an accomplishment.
Looking back, none of those kids whom gave my child a hard time in the first grade were anywhere close to my child's achievement. Half of them did not go through higher education, only one is graduating from a nice college. I hate to think what would be, If my wife and I did not take notice of our child's distress and never gave my child the proper support when needed.
I'm not trying to tell the others how to care for their children's development . I hold no paper degree in that field.
I do know caring for a child is not as simple as feed them , cloth them, buy them toys and fill their demands.
It's like tending a garden, one can't just spread the seeds and water everyday then expect automatic successful result.