Julie - posted on 02/22/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I don't know what to do anymore. Michael is hanging out with kids at school who are into (or getting into) drinking, drugs, etc. He already smokes because "all my friends do". He's started skipping classes, walking out of classes, etc., does no homework and will have to re-take a trimester of 2 different freshman classes next year for sure - who knows how much more will have to be made up as we have one more trimester left this year.
He's going into rages both here and at school. Lately it seems like he's spent more time in his case manager's classroom than in regular classrooms because if he isn't skipping or walking out, he's getting kicked out.
Then, at home, he refuses to do ANY chores, yet goes into a screaming meltdown when told he can't go anywhere because his chores aren't done. Someone walking by our house a couple weeks ago called the police because he was up in his room screaming, swearing, kicking the walls and throwing things. We live in Minnesota so the house was completely closed up, but the person walking by specifically told the police that it was coming from one room and sounded like a kid - they didn't hear any adults or additional people.
I'm going to call the psychiatrist tomorrow to see if she has any suggestions about his meds - we haven't changed anything in the last few months that could have caused these changes. I'm at a loss, I honestly just want him gone. As bad as it sounds I just can't stand him. I just don't know what to do anymore....