08-02-2019 04:23 PM
Thank you for sharing your experience with the forum. It can be so challenging navigating what sounds like a huge change for your family. While it's been hard I'm glad to hear that your son's medication is starting to help - hopefully it continues to improve the situation. It's good to see that you are seeking out support here and also offering it other people. I think it's really powerful what you've said about not becoming a victim, setting boundaries and protecting yourself.
I just wanted to let you know that we edited your post as there was some content that was inappropriate in line with our community guidelines which can be found here.
09-05-2019 09:19 AM
09-05-2019 10:58 AM
Hi @Moneyman and welcome to the ReachOut Parents Forum.
It sounds like a really tough situation for your family Would you be interested in sharing a little bit more about what is happening with your family? You've mentioned your son has been struggling, and you are feeling concerned about getting him through the next few years, can you tell us a bit more about your son and what he is going through at the moment?
09-05-2019 12:47 PM
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09-08-2019 10:27 AM
Update on my son , we switched the internet off 67 days ago after years of gaming problem.still home up all night watching TV. Very nasty. Refusing to see anyone.hopefully he will go out when the weather is nicer.hasnot been to school nor 18 months.hasnot improved much.saying awful things to us.no real friends.it is an addiction takes a long time to fix.iam hoping for an improvement or a miracle..
09-12-2019 03:08 PM
Hi @sylvia I am so sorry to hear that things have gone downhill since we last spoke I can't begin to imagine how heartbreaking this point in time is for you. Can you tell us a bit more about what is happening?
Is your family seeking any support at this moment? A few months ago you were trying home schooling, is this something that has ceased?
With such a tough time at home, how are you looking after yourself through this?
We are here for you when you need to chat or an outlet I know from our conversations before that you have been doing everything you can to support your son- I want to acknowledge everything you are doing for him. You are such a strong person