Karen - posted on 03/01/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
my son has been going through anger and depression - not sure how bad it is but it's been to the point of me taking him to a professional. he's been put on meds to help the issues he has in his head but he admitted to me tonight that he thinks i constantly badger him about his absence of religious beliefs. i do occasionally bring it up but trust me, not constantly. my husband does get on him about keeping his room tidy and helping out more around the house - he tends to use a more "lecture" type of reminders but even still, that's the bulk of it. we let him see his friends which thankfully are the gaming types - not into drinking or drugs but what concerns me is that one girl in the group is "disabled" due to her mental instability but yet she has a nice boyfriend, wears nice clothes, has good friends, etc., but can not work due to her diagnosis. i can't help but think that some of this could be her influence? she threatened to call child protective services when we took his cell phone away for using it past bedtime. she completely over-reacts to things and i read the texts so i knew that it wasn't anything he might have falsely told her. i just don't know what to do. my heart is broken and i don't know if some of this behavior is "normal" as the kids want to become more independent at this age? he attends Catholic school and we've raised the kids in the church - not to the degree of Bible study every night but we openly talk about our faith and he says he feels like an "outcast". is that his own interpretation? i hope someone can help with this. thanks!