Wendy - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have a 17 year old son. He doesn't drink, do drugs, hang out all day and night. All in all he is a good kid. My problem is that he is lazy, he will not motivate himself to do anything. He is failling school because he doesn't go to class. Get this when he ditches class he goes and hangs out in the JROTC building in school. He hasn't gotten a job because he will not motivate himself to the search process. i have tried everything from reasoning with him to punishing to threatning him and nothing works. He will not do what is expected of him but will ask daily to do fun things, ie. playing basketball with friends, being on the phone. I am so frustrated and at the end of my rope. I have 4 other children I need to give time to. What am I going to do with this boy, in 11 months he will turn 18 and be an adult and he isn't half way prepared for it? Please help!!!!!!