My Boy's Gone Bad
I hope you can give some advice on my
son, who in the direction he is going is
only going to learn the hard way ... in
jail. He is 17 yrs. old and has completed
school, but has not wanted to get a job,
although he has three winters at a ski
resort and really enjoyed it. But all of
a sudden he seems to be totally unmotivated.
So I signed him up in the Job Corp. which
was going quite well and he was enjoying
it ... until some of his buddies with a
weekend pass rented a hotel room. He went
there and drank beer and did some drugs,
when he returned to Job Corp. they did
a drug test which came up positive and
he was immediately terminated.
He has absolutely no respect for my wishes
or demands and cannot follow any rules.
I have tried repeatedly to let him know
that he is making very bad choices in life
and what the consequences will be. In 8
months he will be 18.
Though I will be glad to not have to be
responsible for his actions, I still love
him as any mother would and do care about
the way his life will turn out. What can
He's a man,
he's making his own decisions ... I do
not believe you can change the mess he
has made for himself; what you can do is
stop trying. Tell him you care, and you
will help him, but cease trying to dig
him out of his own private hole.
takes some responsibility for his life,
no-one can help him. His choice, not
yours or mine.