posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 03:15 PM
a reply to: anxiouswens
Hello anxiouswens! I'm so sorry to read about all this!
No wonder your poor son is reacting...look at what has happened in a short period of time:
- witness horrific attack
- did not receive any counselling (police did not return as promised)
- his dad has paranoid schizophrenia
- his grandmother has dementia
- he knows that you are stressed
- he is seeing violence on the news at school
- there has been some bullying recently his best friend has left and a group are excluding him
That's enough to stress anybody out, and he's only 8!!
I would suggest going through your family doctor to see if counselling is available. Of course he needs to talk about all this! His world isn't safe
and secure anymore, and he's very young to have to deal with that reality.
Do you have an 'young adult male' friends or relatives that could spend some time with him (mentor role?)...maybe a weekly event, something he can
look forward to and unload his mind...?
I wish you all the best! *mom-to-mom hug*