Eileen - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 13 year old brought home his worst report card yet, He has been moody and distant this year. I know it just might be the age. He has told me flat out that he dislikes me, his dad ,his sisters, his brother and both his stepparents. He doesn't care about school and there is nothing I can do about it. Other than doing his homework myself I think he may be right about that. I communicate with his teachers and his newly assigned social worker at school. He is making me mental! I can't make him give a s@3* about ANYTHING! Punishment has no effect. I can't live his life for him and it makes me suffer to see him so apathetic.
Our Doctor suggested going to a Neuropsychologist for tests...has anyone else done this? I made the appointment but was then told they do not accept insurance. When I asked how much it would cost me out of pocket I was told $150. for the initial fact gathering (just the parents) and between 2k-3k for the tests. This sounds high to me, but am willing to pauper myself if it will bring back the sweet kid I used to have.
I'd love some advice from anyone who's been down this road.