My child is emotionaly handicapped and is in special classes in school. He has decided he will not do anything in school. The school complains he sleeps all day, but if I don't send him we all know I go to jail. It is a fight everymorning just to make him go. I make him go to bed early everynite, but he just lays there in the dark. I have taken everything away but his imagination, only because I can't take that too. I would love any advise you can give on how to make him want to participate in school. If he does not change he will be sent to an alternative career school.Answer Question
Answer by Pauline03 at 11:13 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Answer by Sammieanne at 11:30 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Answer by BlueSaphire at 11:36 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Answer by WD40 at 10:05 PM on Oct. 3, 2008
I would do the above and also try to find an interest for him. Does he like to read? How about books on tape. Good books--not the stupid modern day stuff. CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia would be good. Or JR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Historical fiction and biography based history are good choices for young men:-) I don't know about the emotional stuff, but young people need an area where they feel they are competent. How about some martial arts classes?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on Oct. 4, 2008