Tired of the struggle
My son is 17 years old, Im a single parent. This school year has been horrific. Up until this year my son was an A-B student, wasnt thrilled to go to school in the mornings but would get up everyday and go. Over the summer I had some legal issues that were made public. We live in a very small town, you can imagine what that was like. So, ever since school started my son does NOT want to go, initially because of my situation. I understood that and so did the school. We all worked together to make things better for him at school. Its second semester, he fights me tooth and nail almost every morning and quite frankly Im sick of it. The school is reporting to me that none of the teachers have witnessed any thing going on, no kids giving him a hard time, he participates in class, socializes as usual. With all my other worries and struggles my fight is gone. The rest of my family has washed their hands of it, saying he's my son I need to deal with it. Im ready to let him drop out. My life would be easier without the arguments and drama every morning. He says he wants to go to college (!) and there is an adult ged program at out local JUCO.
I have tried to get him into counseling to deal with the issues but he refuses to go. I am in counseling but so far have not been able to overcome the school thing with him.
Im at my wits end. any suggestions?