Melissa - posted on 01/24/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have a 16yo son who, growing up was always very emotional. As he aged it seemed to transend Ive found out he has been cutting himself, not on a daily basis but has the marks to show. Hes been struggling w/school, girlfriend & sex, friends & home life, Ive always believed he wouldnt smoke,drink or do anything that harmful to his body I found proof he has, am I wrong to search his room read his private notes between him & his girlfriend? We always had a very close bond but I think Ive been fooling myself, his grades were dropping so we narrowed his girlfriend time from a several days down to 3 days & shortened the hours which made matters worse we have been riding him constantly school comes first & he needs to concentrate on studies in order to go to a good college, enlist in the military etc...he doesnt really hang w/friends & all seems to do is worry about his g/friend, are we being to strict to limited? I can elaborate more if you have the time & patience. Is there anyone that can understand or delt w/similar situations open to give some advice? My husband thinks its a cry for attention however I know its more, Im desperately in need of help to help my baby....I feel so lost right now...PLEASE???!!!