What more can I do to help my teenage son?
January 13, 2013 4:10 PM Subscribe
My 15 year old son is in 9th grade. He is not doing well in math (he's always struggled). He has no real friends to speak of. He has no desire to try any sports or extracurricular activities. He just turned 15 and doesn't seem at all interested in getting his restricted drivers license. He doesn't seem at all depressed. He tends towards the quiet side, but on the right topic he talks alot.
posted by getyourlife to human relations (46 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Something that may be of note: when he was about 15 months old he and I were in Walmart. He saw a female cabbage patch doll and wanted it. He had a three alarm meltdown when I wouldn't buy it. He also played with Barbie doll alot when he was younger. He never wanted trucks or male action figures, much to my husbands dismay. I thought it was a phase. He also has always gravitated towards hanging around girls at school/afterschool.
He is the oldest of my three children (I have 9yo boy girl twins). I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help him do better in school and socially? We have sent him to private tutors and the larger Sylvan learning centers. He is enrolled in Kumon currently and goes twice a week. I have him do a minimum of 30 minutes practice with algebra/math dvds every night. He is an average student in his other classes.
I am concerned with how he will fare after high school and in life. I know my question is all over the place. I just want to give as full a description of my child and his personality so I can, hopefully, get some input as to what, if anything, more I can do?