I have just joined. We are having a lot of issues with our 15 year old son. He has taken to the strategy of taking off when he doesn't get his own way or like what is happening. He has done this around 4 times. He recently got suspended from school (first time) and I stayed home with him the next day, got him out of bed and asked him to help me clean the house. He eventually got out of bed and helped but when I went out to hang the washing out he took the family car. He drove it to a friends place some 30km away - I called the police immediately and reported it stolen. He did make contact that afternoon to say he way ok.
We have not seen him since then and he is staying with a family friend. He has the attitude that we make him work at home and don't let him live his life. Our friends that he is living with have recently found prescription medication on him that he claims he has bought off a friend.
He has been diagnosed with Depression in which he is medicated for around 7 months now. He also self harms. He has been working with Child Youth And Mental Health for around the same amount of time, which has consisted of weekly meetings.
He doesn't like to take responsibility for anything that he does, its always someone else fault....
We are frustrated!!!!
... View more
You are welcome to look around the forums, but please don’t make an account or post,
as we can’t offer you the help you may need.
Before you go ahead and post, you should know that we remove non-Australian accounts
– not because we don’t want to help or connect with you, but because we may not be able to
provide you with the service that you require.