He doesn't care what grades he gets, doesn't care if he fails. Doesn't want to go to college. He's intelligent and from a family where college is a given.
He says he doesn't feel like trying. Its all boring. Doesn't care what anyone thinks about him getting bad grades. Had him ADD tested- he came back as being mild- not enough to effect school work.
We already took everything away from him. He doesn't go anywhere to ground him from. No punishments left!
He says- you can do whatever you want to me- take away whatever you like- Nothing will change! To which I replied- Your right- nothing will change until you decide to change. We are just trying to make you hurry up and make that decision!
He replied- you'll be waiting for a while.
He doesn't care about what he'll do for work in the future. His new idea is to join the Air Force- but his CDDDF grades wont get him accepted. He gets counseling.
We are out of ideas!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Feb. 9, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by BooBear666 at 12:34 AM on Feb. 9, 2009
I have a 13-year old son who feels exactly the same way! I had taken a class a while ago called "Love and Logic" that was pretty helpful, and now I see that the authors have "Love and Logic for Teens" It helps turn things around where the problem becomes your child's problem to solve. I haven't read the teen version of the book yet, but if you would like to send me your address (you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ) I will send you a copy of the book. The only suggestions that come to my mind immediately are 1) He has to find something that interests him. Even if it is playing video games.Â Then he can look up jobs that he can get in the video game industry,even if it means onlyÂ getting a job at GameStop.Â I'm out of characters, e-mail me!
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