My 17 year old son

Norma - posted on 10/07/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Okay so my plan for my son that he doesn't make effort in bring up his grades he's not going to own a phone until I see that he grades improve in his next semester ,he has f in English f in algebra f for science d in government I'm so disappointed he smoke cannabis I think he addicted to it which he denies, he has lost interest in sports just about caring and setting his priorities in school concerning

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Kathie - posted on 10/19/2015

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Wow so sorry to hear things are going this way for him. You could threaten if you mean it to home-school him.That would give you complete control.You don't necessarily have to teach him you can hire out teachers for him through various co-op homeschool groups in your area.

Other than that if he is at school with his friends smoking pot that is a really hard thing to change without changing his environment.

You know to empathize with him I smoked pot in high school as an escape because I felt my parents just got down on me and I wasn't getting the help I needed.

He probably is not feeling that great about himself. I once heard this and I do believe this is true. "RULES WITHOUT RELATIONSHIP EQUAL REBELLION." Maybe take him out of school one day for a fun day and just tell him you love him ,you care about him and you are sincerely worried about him.Ask him what is going on and how you can help.I really have no clue what the dynamics of your relationship is like.But if you hear or know fo a good therapist i would go for it.if that doesn't help I would get therapy for myself as a support and kindness to myself.Just my 2 cents which I realize is not much these days.All the best to you and much love to you.

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