Judith - posted on 06/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
my 18 year old deaf son just graduated from high school. he wants to go to college and we decided, that he should go to a community college with a deaf program in place first. this college is about 1 1/2 hr away from home and he will have to take the bus. the problem is and it has been for a long time, that he does not want to do anything about it, to get to his goal. he expects me to do everything for him. that goes for applying to college all the way to do his laundry or even giving him rides to work. it got to the point, where my husband and i actually put him in a shelter as a homeless person. the reason: he was skipping school and did not go to work at all; instead he is sitting all day all night in front of his computer. he is very much addicted to the computer. we tried to break that habit, but to no avail, even his therapist gave up on him. he is back in the house now, since the shelter closed for the summer. however, he did not learn his lesson at all, he is back doing the same things, what he done before. just being plain lazy and not doing the important things what he should be doing right now.
i need some advice here, i am running out of options. i am tempted to throw him out again or is there some kind of boot camp for the deaf, where we could ship him off to ? he definetely needs to learn how to take care of himself and learn to be responsible. any advice or ideas, pl let me know and if some daef families read that, don't hesitate to write me back. hopefully you have some info for me.