I have a son who is very high maintenance and it is a real struggle getting him to care about life. Has anyone found 19 to be better than the age of 18? He is 19 today.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Adult Children (18+)
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Answer by admckenzie at 8:01 PM on Apr. 24, 2009
It takes time for teens to mature, and for boys you really have to give it until they're about 22-24 years old. There are exceptions. As for caring about life, if you think he might have mild depression, maybe you could have him speak with a professional. If you feel he just doesn't have direction, help him find one. What does he care about? What does he love? Help him realize the steps needed to turn his interests into a career perhaps. I have a 20-year-old DS, and that's what I did with him. He has a clear focus and direction for his life, education, and career. I don't worry about him and he is more mature now and easier to deal with than my 37-year-old DH who is still lost and has no direction. Do whatever you can to help him find his way.
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