11-17-2018 05:34 AM
11-17-2018 11:46 AM
Welcome to RO parents @Plhelp. Please know that you are definitely contributing to the RO community, as it lets others know they're not alone in their experience. We have had quite a few parents who seem to have come up against a similar situation, so hopefully our members will be able to share their experience with you shortly.I really commend your perseverance and sense of hope and I guess I'd just like to encourage your own self-care and making sure you have independent support to help guide you through this experience. Are you currently chatting to anybody and what's been happening?
11-17-2018 12:18 PM
11-21-2018 12:06 AM
Thank you for sharing, I see some similarities with my son.
My son also has very low self-esteem and he feels that the help provided to him is ineffective (I also attend the psychologist sessions that he skips!).
I feel the same way, in that he needs to 'want to help himself' to fully benefit from treatment. However, I also think he sees the effort you (and everyone else) is putting in, and that's what's really important.
Best of luck!
11-21-2018 12:16 AM
11-21-2018 12:36 AM
My son is 14, and yes he is at school (although he has struggled - in his 5th school now and previous was a special school that specialized in his conditions).
My son is very different to yours in that he will do anything to get social approval (including criminal activity to 'impress' peers). It really is the only reason he is going to school.
I can imagine your concerns regarding the developmental issues. I guess the best outcome we want for our kids is that they grow up having a good peer influence, and anything other than that we stress about.
I'm sorry I'm not able to provide helpful ideas for how you can help your son. It sounds like you are doing everything you can and I'm sure that is helping more than you can imagine.