Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: a valley in the arid land
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so, there is more to the story.... he's the youngest of 5, i'm the oldest. me and the 2 older brothers (J&A) all moved across country over 3 years time. he really started showing problems after J left. J has since moved back about a year ago, his behavior slightly improved..... until he met a boy S who he started to pal around with. S has lots of problems (broken family, mother's never around or shows she cares, he has aggressive problems too) just over all, not a good mix. as he and S hung out more, the more trouble and problems he had.
a source i think may be his emotional problems is that over the past 6 years, my family has lost 4 close loved ones and 2 dogs, he didn't take any of the deaths very well, and after the 2nd dog died, he just closed up. he was about 8 when the first death occurred, so he had a good grasp on the concept of death, but he just never grasped how to deal with it *i think*.
he's been seeing a counselor through the community center for about a year, but they will only see him for 1/2 hr at a time and only once every other week. the counselors are not very well trained (according to my mother) and 'can't get anything out of him'.
i really just don't think he's a bad person, but there's just something wrong, something really wrong. he's usually so kind and always tries to make people laugh and loves animals. i always thought he was the kind of person who would never harm, but now i'm told about this different side.