Hi there. I'm hoping anyone on here can help me. I have a 12 year old son who will be 13 in December and certain issues are needing to be addressed. I just don't know how to go about it. Last Christmas we got him an iPod touch and it has been the biggest mistake I have ever bought. I even have lots of things set as a restriction. No Internet, no Facebook, no vulgar music or movies, and I have to put in the password for him to download apps from the App Store and is allowed 1 app a week. Well somehow he got Facebook, and then there are a few other social networking sites that I was unaware of like Minus and Snapchat. He is in trouble for getting Facebook after being told he wasn't allowed to have one (this makes the second time he's been caught on that.) The next thing is what he is talking about on his FB messages and the app called Minus. Sexual profanity, and lots of F words. I was floored when I was reading half of this stuff. Was this really coming from my sons mouth! It's like I don't know him at all. The real disturbing part of all this is when he is talking to this one girl who he claims is a girlfriend, and they are not getting along or whatever, he states that he wants to kill himself. WHAT! I know from reading their conversations she is also bad news, and I want her to stay as far away from my son. Luckily she lives in another county. The way they knew each other is because of his older half sister and thats one of her friends. I will also add my son and this "girlfriend" have never met in person either. I don't think he is serious about hurting himself, but these days you can't be sure. I don't know what is going through his head and I'm hurting deeply inside because I just don't know what to do and am trying to figure out where I failed. 😞
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
on Sep. 4, 2013 at 12:55 PM