mom ready to lose her mind
I have an 11 yr old boy I adopted with my husband when he was 3yrs. old. He is a very smart boy who's grades are dropping this yr because he is lazy and does not complete the work. I have several other issues with him. He can be the sweetest, funniest boy when he wants to be, but he also is sneeky can't be trusted, he is constantly lying , has no concern about keeping his room clean and his hygiene is a constant battle. He also very distant and cold at times. He does not show much love to my parents or other family members. He also likes to talk back and snap at us when spoken to. He has been given consequences for periods of time no tv , video games etc. It does not seem to bother him? I need advise I have used the techniques I use with my clients, but it does not seem to work. I'm worried he is turning out like his biological mom constantly lied,got in alot of trouble with the law she did not care about rules. He has not seen her since he was 2 but I'm fearing that his behavior comes from biological not enviornmental. I love this boy dearly , but I'm scared he is entering his tweens that thing will get worse. Please give me any advise to get him on the RIGHT TRACK !