Stacey - posted on 10/29/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have a 13 year old stepson who over the last year has done a complete 360 regarding is attitude and behaviour, not so much towards me or my husband but towards the teachers and learners at school. He was home-schooled by him mom for 3 years before going back to school this year. He done really well and adjusted perfectly at first. However the last 3 months things have just spiraled out of control. He is now suspended for 2 weeks due to him disrupting classes etc.
He told my husband 2 weeks ago that he did not want him involved in school related things (not sure if this is only related to home work, or if he doesn't want his dad involved in everything school related including sporting events etc). My husband acknowledged this and backed-off, however now, less than 2 weeks later he is on suspension and will start writing exams in 3 weeks time.
Between the 2 of us we are continually arguing about how to handle he situation as he does not think it is fair to punish/ground him for what has happened, however I strongly disagree. He is not getting the correct discipline from his mother, so when he comes to our house and it is enforced, he pretty much hates his life.
We know he needs to speak to someone and was previously in therapy, but would like him to possibly go to someone new. The other extreme is having him come and live with us until the end of the schooling year and we can stay on-top of things.