Millie - posted on 02/20/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 15 year old stepson is living with his mother who works two jobs. His mother works her second job until closing which is 9 p.m. she could be home by 10 p.m. and check to make sure her son had something to eat, check to make sure homework was dine, and to spend a little time with him and to make sure he gets to bed at a reasonable hour. His mother apparently has a man friend and according to her family members living across the street from her so usually doesn't make it home until around midnight. My stepson's mother is so wrapped up in her own life she is neglecting her son. He stays up all night on video games and has a computer that he has access to with no supervision as to what he's looking at. He misses at least one day a week of school for such things as stomachache, diarrhea, headache, foot ache, etc. He missed 40 days of school last year because of these reasons which is apparently ok, if you have a doctors excuse. His father and I found out about the 40 days absence when we went to a teachers conference. His teachers said he would be a straight A student if it wasn't for his days missed. My stepson posted on his FB on a school night that he stayed up playing his new game all night. My stepson also posted on FB about 6 months ago that nobody cares about him. My stepson is 15 and weighs about 300 lbs. It just makes me so angry when my husband/his dad says there is nothing he can do about it! I'm worried about my stepsons well being and need some answers.