Hi there. I'm new to this forum, but i can't tell you how timely (and relieving) it is that i came across it.
I'm hoping for some wisdom from fellow members.
My 14 year old son spends his life in his bedroom. Whatever we do to try to get him out, to engage with others, to show enthusiasm for anything, to simply participate in life, hasn't worked. If we go away for an outing, he will come along because he isn't given the choice, but he will sit in the back of the car and drift off into his own little world. We get one answer replies, or simply "When can we go home?"
He doesn't see the need to shower. When he comes out for meals, he won't talk, simply eats and leaves, mostly without a thanks unless prompted.
He is obsessed with his playstation and phone, but even if i ban them, it doesn't make much difference. He stays in there.
I am also told that his friendships at school are changing too. He has removed himself from his long term friends too.
A quick background: I separated from his father (Controlling and abusive) 2 1/2 years ago. He has weekly visits with his dad. Recently we moved into a new home with my new partner, who is a very supportive guy form me and my 2 boys. There is also a 16 year old brother in the picture who is doing extremely well fo himself.
Initially i thought it was just a 'Teenage' thing but now im become more concerned that it might me something more like depression.
Would love to hear ANY snippets of wisdom and ideas...
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