Thanks for replying. Yes, he is back with his sister, but I do not know where they are staying, only that it with my daughter's boyfriend & his family. I have contacted both police & child safety again...& because he not on the streets, neither seemed very interested & instead just reassured me that I have done all I can, & when he is ready he will return home 😔 I have also spoken with the school, who have been very understanding & have told me they will continue trying to support my son should he return to school. I will also speak with the Education Department today as he is legally meant to be attending school, & I'd like to contact them & explain the situation before they contact me asking why he not in school. I have been working with my Dr & a pyschologist since my son first left in November, I still see my pyschologist weekly to this day. I was also prescribed anti anxiety medication in January before he returned home, & I am still taking these daily, as even before he left again, the troubles with my eldest daughter still affect me greatly. I just feel completely overwhelmed. This has been going on since May 2019, when my daughter first left home, & the things we have been subject to in this time have been some of the most painful moments in my entire life. I feel like it will never end. I feel like I'm stuck in a lifetime of pain because my kids will not respect the rules & instead do their own thing which only causes me more pain, more worry & more stress. I love them both to the ends of the world & have tried everything to get help for them both. As my daughter now 18 I respect that she has to make her own choices, & all I can do is be here for her as needed, but my son only being 14 is still very much my responsibility...but I do not know what I can do when he just isn't willing 😔
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I will try keep this short. My 14yr old has once again taken off from home. He does not like the rules...very simple, minimal rules might I add. He first left in Nov last year & was gone for 10weeks. He was with his older sister, & although I made countless calls to police & child safety, it was not until January when his sister assaulted him that he returned home. Fast forward 4months, he was engaging with counsellors, attending school & behaving well...until he & his sister started talking again...& now he has left home for the second time & returned to my eldest, who has only just a month ago, turned 18. My son is again not attending school, & I am at a loss as to what I am meant to do next. I am heartbroken, I am scared, I am just plain lost. I still have a 7yr old at home who very much needs me, but I am struggling immensely not knowing where to turn for help with my son, as last time he left, neither the police or child safety helped in any way at all. What do I do? 😔 Where do I turn?
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