15 yo son almost out of control

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Registered: 04-02-2003
15 yo son almost out of control
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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 5:50pm
Hi

Anyone out there with any advice - my 15 yo son is experiencing quite a year, caught smoking pot at school and suspended in fall, episodes of skipping school and bringing his friends to our place and helping themselves to the liquor and, then suspended 3 more times for acting up in class and this weekend drank so much that we spen the night in the emergency room. He is getting very poor grades in school. I have grounded him and taken away privileges and have been doing drug testing, he did well for the last month and then the drinking setback. He is a bright kid and knows right from wrong but seems to have some neural pathways screwed up in his brain. HElllllllP


Edited 4/9/2003 6:02:05 PM ET by crazedmoma
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Registered: 03-22-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 6:11pm
Hi! Welcome to the Board. We have a great group of parents here that have a lot of experience with all types of teen behaviors. You are more than welcome to post here, And here are a couple of more boards that you can post on that may have some helpful advice for you also.

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-pstroubled

and

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-psproblems

Please Continue to post as we are here to lend a wide shoulder and a hankie if needed.

Lisa

aka soopermum62


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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:24pm
Have you had him evaluated by a psychiatrist? A LOT of kids who end up on the Troubled Teens board are kids with untreated ADD, BiPolar Disorder, Oppositional Disorder, ect. Before you decide he's just a bad kid, take him to a doctor. It may save BOTH of you. Here are some links about the disorders I mentioned. See if any of it sounds familiar.

http://bipolar.about.com/library/weekly/aa991214.htm

http://www.klis.com/chandler/HOME.HTM

http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/sitemap.htm