Firstly, when my boy was younger he was the happiest kid around. But he rang me last Friday while I was at work in tears so I left everything and went to meet him at a local park. As he was crying, he was telling me how he finds it hard to feel happy these days and that he feels sad almost all the time. To my absolute horror, he confessed to trying LSD a few weeks ago, alone in his bedroom. He has been caught with pot a few times, smoking with a friend, but also alone in his bedroom. Even though I think he is too young for pot (not quite 15), I can find a way to accept occasional use, crazy as that may sound. But lsd??? I never saw this coming and was kind of heartbroken. In his own words, he told me that he doesn't really want to do drugs but that he is trying to find ways to escape his sadness. He is pretty insightful and knows why he is doing it, he just doesn't know why he is sad. On my part, I am very grateful that he reached out to me and could tell me all these things. But I am super worried, and honestly don't know what to do. The day of his breaking down, he had heard from a friend that his ex girlfriend was planning to sleep with someone else, which would have been the trigger for him to break down like that. But he also said that he has been feeling sad long before he even met the girl. His sadness began about a year ago, according to him. Anyone else in the same boat, or have any suggestions other than giving him all the love and support he needs? A worried mama.
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Hi, my kids are 16 and 14, and my boy makes me laugh all the time with his wise cracks and goofyness. My daughter made me laugh when she remained pretty stoic all throughout her grounding when she was caught driving with passengers on her learners, until she received a ticket which she had to pay for. she doesn't like parting with her money very much :-). Hm. Stress levels...nothing a glass of red wine can't fix (or 2, or 3). Also love to hang out on the beach with our dog. Being near the ocean always makes everything better, for me. Lately we have been running into a bit of trouble with our teens, and I guess I am hoping to find a community of parents who deals with similar issues, so that we can hopefully find support/give support and find a way forward. Advice? Hm. Buckle up. Best thing about the weekends: the beach with the dog, and especially when the teens want to come along (doesn't happen very often these days).
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