At what age can a chld refuse to go into therapy when he/she needs it most?

Cecilia - posted on 09/16/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




Child is OCD; mother remarried and grandson dislikes step-father. Good kid who is just pushing back. His home was invaded by step-father and his kids. He feels displaced. He is also a teen boy who was being raised by a single mother. Much has a lot to do with his hormones, finding his way in this life. Anxious and aimless.


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/16/2014




Also, if living at mom's isn't working well for him, he could possibly relocate to dad's.

I do recommend family counseling for the blended familiy, as that always helps with the transition

Dove - posted on 09/16/2014




A child of any age can refuse therapy. If they aren't willing to talk and try to get help there isn't really much of a logical way to force it. It does sound like the family could benefit from family therapy though... and perhaps with time and patience the boy would open up about his struggles.

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