difficult child is home again---

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by everywoman, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    and I am in a wait and see mode. He did go to voc rehab today and made an appointment. for meeting on Tuesday. He has not been in contact with any of his old friends---won't even go to Walmart or convenient store without adult supervision. He is making plans for the future---and they actually make sense. He is so bright when he is not using. He needs 1 credit to graduate from hs. He has started the class 4 times---I talked to adult ed director today. The kid can obviously read and write---give him a passing grade and let him go---he needs to move on and not spend 2 hours a day reading Beowulf because the English teacher in adult ed (an idiot) thinks he needs it in "real life." I will fight the district on this one. I don't want him back there because of the drug environment. Other than that it's been pretty somber around here---husband is in mourning and is feeling a little orphaned right now.
     
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm glad he seems to be making some good plans and that he isn't using right now and is trying hard to stay away from enviroments he know are rough. Keeping him in my prayers. :angel:
     
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    This sounds promising! I agree with you on your views on Beuwulf. While it may be a good piece of literature (iffy in my mind), it certainly isn't going to help in your day to day life.

    Keeping fingers crossed for difficult child. Thanks for the update.
     
  4. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    hope the calm remains. hugs to husband.
     
  5. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    sending good thoughts for continued progress. -RM
     
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    he needs to move on and not spend 2 hours a day reading Beowulf because the English teacher in adult ed (an idiot) thinks he needs it in "real life." I will fight the district on this one. I don't want him back there because of the drug environment.

    Wow, talk about poetic injustice. Maybe your difficult child can write an essay comparing the hero in Beowulf to himself, fighting drugs at school... I don't think the teacher would like that! :wink:

    So sorry for husband. It's hard.
     
  7. KFld

    KFld New Member

    It's a good sign that he's staying away from the old friends. Hopefully he can continue to make these choices and stay clean. I learned with my difficult child that it isn't easy and he has to put a lot of effort into it. Hopefully your difficult child will have the determination he needs.
     
  8. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I am not sure if I read Beowolf in High school, if I did I do not remember it. Guess it is doing me a lot of good, huh? :hammer:
     
  9. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Fingers crossed!
     
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