I have a 13 year old son who has been refusing school for two years. He has changed from a sweet natured sensitive child to an aggressive and constantly rude one. It is heartbreaking to hear him say he doesn’t care about anything. He doesn’t want to learn or care about getting a job later in life. He is totally disengaged. Each morning is an onslaught of verbal abuse, though I know it is coming from low self esteem so feel sad and very worried for him. He has ADHD, dyslexia and dysgraphia so I know school is draining for him. My main concern is his self esteem, cognitive disorders alone don’t mean he can’t have a fulfilling life but disengagement can. And yes it is exhausting for me as well. There are no practitioners available to get any medication for his ADHD to see if that may help. We have been trying for a year to get appointments and can’t even get on anyones books. What a nightmare.
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