My almost 17 year old son knows about his father’s pornography addiction and he seems to have resentment toward me. He adores his father and I feel that his father has been very calculated and subtle in trying to destroy my relationship with my son.
My child’s best friend recently killed themself and I’m not sure what to say to my son.
Our son has mental illness, he lives with us, he’s 30, we give him his meds everyday, he has no job, no friends, no motivation, sleeps all day and paces all night. What’s the next step for us?
How am I suppose to handle a situation where my children are being bullied and treated badly by their other parent (divorce). My kids confide in me but are not able to tell anyone else about the events, thus making it very hard to correct. How do I encourage them to be able to speak honestly about their behavior?
My ex tells my almost 15 year old son that I want nothing to do with him. He has changed the way my son treats me, it’s horrible.
My daughter is 13, was bullied at school and has become extremely disengaged. She is almost always alone in her room. After weeks of working with the school on a plan to ease her back in, she agreed to try going back to school for 2.5 hours. After I dropped her off, and made sure she would be okay, and she had a teacher supporting her, she ran away from school and called me. I wasn’t angry. We talked and she knows we are there for her. But I’m broken. What are some steps that we can take to help her heal so she can return to school and other activities she used to enjoy?
My 15 year old son has had anxiety since he was 10 years old. He refused to attend school in 4th grade. What began as a few days off here and there grew to days, weeks, months, until we couldn’t get him out of the car. We tried working with the school psychologist, we even tried moving schools, but it didn’t work. He has started taking medication, which has helped a little. He spends most of his time in his room, barely interacts with the family and will not go to any family outings. I’m completely burned out.
What to do if your teenage son won’t even talk to you or his therapist? He has isolated himself from the rest of the family and has shown a lot of disrespect.
My 33 year old daughter recently moved back in with me with her six kids and I realize that she doesn’t parent at all. The 17 year old already quit school, 13 year old plays video games all night long, the nine-year-old is watching the twin two year olds and the five-year-old while I’m at work all day. And, my daughter does not work and expects me to pay all the bills. She’s not even taking care of the house or cleaning up herself. If I say anything she doesn’t like she threatens to move out and not let me see my grandkids. I’m at my wits end what do I do?
We caught our 16 yr old son vaping and smoking pot. He says it’s no big deal and doesn’t know why we are so upset. What do we do?