Telina - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
seems like the beginning years were easy. now i have a child who is legally an adult but he still has an emotional age of a pubescent, with enough intelligence to defend his reluctance at taking responsibility as an adult. he chips away at the morale of any who try to help him, takes all and gives nothing. at 20, this is way beyond normal young misfit... any ideas how to get through? believe me, i have been fighting for this kid through thick and thin since he first presented as a 'difficult' child at the age of 3. now that he's been independent of me for the last couple of years he has slipped further and further from mainstream life. now in a camping ground supported by welfare. he actually seems to be fighting to stay dysfunctional. ....he has a sibling who is functioning normally.