UPdate on difficult child's visit

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by everywoman, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    He was nice. He was polite. He didn't demand a thing. He spent time with family. He was respectful of our rules. He smiled and laughed with us. He had a "date" with one of pcdaughter's friends--it consisted of hanging out here at the house. PCdaughter and boyfriend asked him to go bowling---he didn't feel ready to go "out" so he declined. He didn't ask for money or fast food or clothing of any kind!!! I did offer to pay for his gas back to the program---he only worked 15 hours last week, but he took it upon himself to speak to his manager and tell her that he has to have more hours because he has to "support" himself. I called today--he made it back just fine. He is scheduled for over 30 hours this week. He asked me to check into the new virtual high south carolina is offereing so he can finish his last credit and 1/2.

    There are still issues. He is still really naive and acts more like 16 than 18. He is still too trusting---he tends to believe anything one of his housemates says and that worries me. But he's clean, he's working, and he is a joy to be around!
  2. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Wow! That was a great post. Glad things are on the upswing!
  3. KateM

    KateM Member

    Glad to hear your visit went well! Great news about him getting more hours at work.Best wishes for continued success!
  4. Janna

    Janna New Member


    Glad to hear things are getting so much better with difficult child :bravo:

    Good news, nice post!

  5. oceans

    oceans New Member

    That is wonderful! How hopeful!
  6. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for your update and hoping it would be half as
    positive as it is. I'm thrilled for you and your family. It sounds like 3 has been the charm with difficult child's programs. DDD
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    I'm impressed that he admitted he wasn't ready to go out in his home town. That's huge! :smile:
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear things went so well! :bravo:
  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    :bravo: Sounds promising!!! :bravo:
  10. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    How nice to have a good visit. I am glad you were truly able to enjoy your family.