Violent teen – help needed
We have set out to try and found help for my violent and increasingly defiant son (17yrs). He is becoming violent towards us. He is using violent and disruptive behavior to control our lives and actions. If we don’t do what he wants he will scream and yell. When that does not yield results for him he begins throwing things (clothing that was ironed and folded, DVD cases, ect) also keeping us awake at night by make loud noises. He has also become violent – pushing and shoving us. We have called the police on a few occasions, however that yielded zero results. The police refused to do anything other than tell him to act better. In some cases they have talked with him about acting better but they don’t seem to really care or have any solutions for us.
We have been seeking out help for years…The biggest problem is we are too rich to get financial help and too poor to pay for any help on our own. We have seen a few doctors (pediatric doctor, psychologists). But as I stated the money was a problem. Our insurance would only pay for about 4 meetings with a psychologist. And as many of you are thinking, his/our problems could not be helped in 4 meetings.
We cannot continue on with this, the only advice we have gotten was to see this or that doctor- which we cannot afford.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated…