for over year and more and more serious. Yes, he has a 14 half old brother, he strongly feel his brother is favored, the older one is an experiement and victim. Both parents are fully involved. He think we are strict to him and loose to the second child. He obeys rules at school with other fine, shy, modest, only against us since he truly feels we ruined him. he can be so emotional, he hurts himself. we are afraid he expodes, and hurts himself, not being emotional, he can talk ver reasonably.
He is extremely bright. He has high potential and was a very nice boy. Still very nice young man. just feel strongly parents faulty. We admitted we are not patient enough, frustrated. Should limit critize, more encourage, however, health/sleep and school are important. life can't just be internet and game. should learn to make friends, he sees friends and social are very important. We promise to change.
We did have nice talk time and spend time for game, also asked the question how his parenting will be. Mostly he can't keep his promise. Because the root cause, no other interests appeal him. Also he feels other teens are happy not him, everyone has friend not him. I tried to work with his school to find partner for him, it did not succeed. His brother is in boarding school since Sept, he should too. When he applied, he did get highest scores but did not succeed because applied the top school, we did not have that much experience and advice, only after he failed, we learnt a lot, again benefit his brother. He should apply again, he did not want since his school grade is sliding. Now even more. He applies again. He has plenty of experience that we are counterproductive. Are you aware of any mentor/coach after school and weekends available who comes to our home and get his trust, go out with him? I can find in our town. Thanks.
But he feels he is unlucky one, another reason for depression. Not accept by top boarding school was the start of his depression. Tough love and dicipline, consequnece do not work in our case, let fail is not an option. We live in Manchester Center, Vermont 05255. Thanks again.