Entitled attitude – feels he deserves or is “owed” stuff but now willing to put in effort
Have you tried these things to help?
Taking away technology
There are few things more frustrating than trying to help someone who doesn’t want help. He doesn’t see any reason to change his behavior because it isn’t causing enough pain and frustration now.
But if he doesn’t get help. . . then he’s going to experience a very challenging life. He is unlikely to complete high-school let alone be able to get of hold a job. It is unlikely that he will have the opportunities that you want for him. He will struggle.
He needs more help than you can offer. . . and it isn’t too late.
Our six-month Therapeutic Boarding Program for Boys will partner with you to get your son back on course.
Develop communication skills
Use technology safely while reducing personal vulnerability and compulsive behavior
Build motivation, Goal setting, and momentum
Strengthen their grit – the ability to move forward when things are difficult
Encourage accountability and relationships
Ability to set and hold to boundaries
Set personal values and strengthen their understanding of right and wrong
Ability to make positive attachments with parents, peers, mentors, and teachers.