18 year old son in grade 12 for second time

Cori - posted on 11/10/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am the mother of a 18 year old son. His dad and I divorced when he was 6. He has lived half with dad and half with me. He is living with me full time now but last year got a call from school saying he wasn't attending school and will not pass. This year he promised to start fresh and do well and graduate. He is going out with friends a lot and ends up not going to school because he's too tired. He is 18 so what can I do? He ignores me when I tell him he has to get up and just keeps telling me he's not feeling well. Frustrated...

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Eager - posted on 11/16/2016

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Your son’s behavior is not uncommon! You sound like an extremely caring mother and your concerns for him is warranted. I agree with Ev Witt -- I think it would be a good idea if you sit down with your son to set appropriate boundaries and consequences with him – may be it can help! Good luck, Cori.

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