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Bethany, crunchy Christian mom to Destiny (11) Deanna (9), and Ethan (2)
|That he has considered suicide but "would never do that".|
DS1: 2/02 DD: 9/04 DS2: 9/07 and EDD: 11/13
mama to two amazing children son 10/27/07 and daughter 07/07/11
Originally Posted by journeymom
This is off topic. I'm going to have to read "Hold On To Your Kids". Maybe there's something I'm missing (having never read it), but my understanding is that children this age are supposed to be, slowly, safely disassociating from their parents. Yes, they still need us, even when they push us away. But they're supposed to be learning how to be adults. Adults aren't attached to their parents, they are attached to other adults. And we don't wake up on our 18th birthdays knowing how to get along in the world if we haven't been gradually, safely pulling away from some years prior.
Again, I need to actually read this book. I'm probably misunderstanding the premise.
Originally Posted by Arduinna
I would find a counselor for him, even if he says he doesn't want to go or doesn't think he needs it. He has done really well under the circumstances, but if it was me I'd still find one for him. Unfortunately there seems to be a general tendency in humans to avoid professional counseling until they are forced to go by action or circumstance. All the people I know that have gone wish they had not waited to get help.
I wish you all the best.