10-18-2021 02:49 AM
10-18-2021 12:21 PM
Hi @Carol637 and welcome to the forums - we're really glad you've reached out here for support.
It sounds like such a stressful time for you - as a parent to teens myself I can only imagine how worried you must be feeling about your son. Do you have supportive people around you who you can talk to?
Does your son have any professional supports or services he can access?
As another option, I'm wondering if you have any mentoring programs in your area that he might be interested in - for example something like Big Brothers Big Sisters or Aunties and Uncles?
It's so obvious how much you care about your son, and how dearly you want to keep him safe.
I'm sorry it's so difficult to communicate those things to him right now.
We're here for you any time you need to talk.
10-24-2021 03:09 AM
10-24-2021 02:57 PM
Hi @Carol637, sorry to hear that you don’t have much support you at the moment. Things sounds really tough for you right now. I’m sorry to hear that your son became angry and hit you. Are you feeling concerned about your safety or the safety of anyone else in the house currently? Would you feel comfortable reaching out to your son’s school counsellor for support around how your son has been behaving?