12-19-2022 01:42 AM - last edited on 12-19-2022 04:56 PM by Natalie-RO
Is there somewhere in WA that you can enrol a 15 year old, to help them get back on track. My 15 year old started bad behaviour this year and it has gotten to the point that he has ran away for over a week now. I believe the mother of the friend he is staying with is lying about him being there as I've seen photos but the police can't do much about it as he is contacting me saying he is safe. He didn't go to school for the last week and has failed his math and English so Vet and tafe are no longer an option. I am lost as to what to do next
12-19-2022 04:46 PM
Thank you for reaching out and for sharing this with us. It sounds like it has been a very difficult time for you and it is understandable how concerning this must be for you. I can tell how much you care about your son and want the best for him and he is lucky to have you.
I was wondering whether your son has been seeing anyone, either a school counsellor, GP or mental health professional? If not, is this something you would consider? If you have a GP or family doctor, they can be great to speak to about this and can provide additional referrals if needed.
I know that you mentioned that your son hasn’t been attending school and has failed maths and English which is a requirement for vet and tafe. Does this mean that he will be returning to school next year? If so, are you able to speak to the school next year and ask them for some support?
I also know that you mentioned that he hasn’t been home for over a week now but has still been contacting you, are you still in contact with him and know if he is safe? I can only imagine how extremely difficult this must be for you and to be unsure about where and who he is with.
It sounds like his behaviour has been an ongoing concern for you this year, I was wondering if you have been able to speak to your him about this, or been able to express your concerns with him? We have some really great articles and tips on building effective communications and trust with teenagers that may be helpful to have a look through.
We also have a free one-on-one coaching service where you can speak to and get some support from a professional family and parenting coach.
It is understandable how difficult this must be for you, and how concerned you must be. Do you have any support with this or have you been able to speak to anyone about this, whether it’s a friend, family member, GP or mental health professional? Remember that your wellbeing is just as important!
Remember that we are all here for you.
12-19-2022 05:49 PM
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01-04-2023 12:31 AM - last edited on 01-04-2023 01:40 PM by Dem--RO
Hi sorry to hear about the traumatic experience you guys faced. If you’re having difficulty see a child behavior specialist or seek therapy from a child psychologist.
01-04-2023 01:51 PM
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