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18 year old son of divorced parents, quit college within two

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18 year old son of divorced parents, quit college within two months of starting, yet still tells people that he is still in school; refuses to seek employment; refuses to respond to or respect his mother (custodial parent); has no drive for anything; clams up when asked about his future plans; has no desires; steals money from his younger brother; when approached about chores, responsibilities, etc., he essentially dares his mother to kick him out should he be kicked out? His mother and I are at wits end.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 5 years ago.
Hello and Thank you for using Just Answer. I am sorry to hear about the lack of motivation of your son. Basically, there are three routes to take: 1. Continue with your son doing nothing. 2. Give him a time limit of 3-6 months to either find a job or enroll back in school or be kicked out of the house after the time limit expires. 3. Have your son consider psychological counseling or even family counseling so that you all can relate amicably. Although the choices are few, one route must be chosen. Your son is an adult. He cannot continue to live on easy street.
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