So my 17 year old son who has OCD and is quite reserved says he doesn't want to be seen with us (his parents)
He doesn't drive yet, though I have taken him out to practice...I am really not in a hurry to see him drive anyways... Well, I feel like a terrible mom ... He just wants to stay home and stay in his room... I have him do chores, not too many, but when he is done, he goes back to his room... I have tried to get him to go for walks, to get some excercise, to do things with us( his little sis is 7) but he refuses and says I need to chill out.. Should I feel like it is my fault that he just wants to stay in his room? I have tried, along with his dad, to get him out of the house and when I do get him out, he stays in the car if we go in to the store... In school he has a hard time paying attention and admits other things distract him.he says he wants a job, with all that he is doing or not doing, I can't see him working!!! Is this regular teenage stages or what?
on Apr. 28, 2013 at 5:12 PM