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Teenage Son ... very demotivated and passive

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mindfulmum Tue 19-Feb-13 20:45:22

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laliponio Tue 19-Feb-13 13:47:59

just wondering if I should send him to some sort of camp for teens to make him feel good about himself again .... has anybody had any experience with this?

laliponio Tue 19-Feb-13 13:46:23

Don't really know where to start...big breath...I could do with some advice..
My DS who is 17, has had a rocky road of late..just scrapped a few GCSEs and started at a new school to do A levels ...last term appalling fights trying to get him to get up and go to school.....During Christmas hols he told me he would make an effort this term...result...he never made it back to school and therefore has missed so much that head teacher has said he will have to start again next year if he can convince them he really wants to take A levels. I am at work all day and he sleeps in the morning and plays online games all day until the early hours of the morning .... months ago I tried very hard to get him to do something else with his life alongside computers ..resulted in holes being punched in walls and doors broken. Can't live in a battlezone and want the children to feel happy and loved at home ..issues with father who has not been around since the summer so need to make him feel safe and loved....he has isolated himself from any friends and has not been out of the house since Christmas.... I contacted CAMHS back in September and we have only just got a meeting...really don't know what to do ...... I just want my son to live a full and happy life not this half life whereby he appears to have removed himself from the world and lives in his computer fantasy world

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