It’s pretty challenging. I have a good support network around me who are helping me. He has been charged with stealing and robbery currently waiting to see a lawyer for some advice. He says he ran away because I try to force him to do things- go to school, look at getting a job, playing sport and helping around the house. I wouldn’t buy him a play station and tried to set boundaries. Where he stayed allowed him to do what ever he wanted, not go to school, smoke drugs etc. He tells me they treated him better. I’m not sure where the apathy is coming from, he just doesn’t see the big deal. My eldest son assures me I taught them right from wrong (which is comforting) and he just needs to time for his brain to catch up and sync with what he knows. He doesn’t see the consequences are that bad- all he needs to do is tell the judge he’ll do a program and he’ll be fine.
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