Originally posted by Neopan100
Already tiring of this "mental illness" crap..it sounds like that kids needs some serious discipline! If it were my child I would calmly lay down the
rules and then the consequences..and the consequences WOULD not be taking away electronics..it would be a one way ticket to military type school where
his a$$ would learn some respect.
Sorry but I find a lot of 'mental illness' to be complete and utter BS! Parents seem to be lacking parental skills.
So she raised 2 kids who are normal and one that is insane. If you never experienced this you will never know what it is like. It can break you down
to a point where you can't even think. The spanking and hitting only go so far and doesn't cure anything. When they are not with you they will have no
fear and act uncontrollable as they know you are not around anymore.
I had a step son that was like this. I raised him for 10 years since he was 2. When I first met him he was like this and I thought the same as you. It
finally wrecked my marriage. We always tried to include him in everything and do thing with just him and myself. When we did things together he was
fine. When his mother came along it got bad to the point we couldn't bring him camping with out clearing out the campers around us if we stayed for
more than 1 night. When she went on her own and did the nice thing by talking it out and all that stuff. It took 3 months for him to go to a boys home
where he proceeded to steal a van, have sex, run away and other things.
We have a son together which we split time with. He is wonderful little man. Good grade, social adept, soccer player, show love and compasion, just an
all around great kid who I am very proud of.
You don't know what it is like. You cannot control people like this. You don't want to ever be around that.
P.S. We did do the drug thing and he got better. Only because he was so out of it that he slept very often. I hated seeing him like that and took him
off them at age 9. It was very hard to do as I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing.
edit on 17-12-2012 by jlafleur02 because: added drug