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Old 09-05-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Mentally Challenged 17 year old

It sounds like the father is use to caring for his sons no matter what the costs . I am thinking that the 17 year old should be in school and a program that meets his needs. With school their is structure and routine. This is very important for a chalenged individual is to stay on a routine and schedule. It is not a good thing if he is at home all day doing nothing and DAD waits onhim hand and foot. At least the other young man goes to college part time. He is productive even if he can do more. The father needs some guideance. He does not have to cater to his sons like that and it is not doing them any good or teaching them how to be independant. Maybe you could try and talk to your BF and help him understand that his sons can be doing so much more in their lives and be productive. Suggest to him about a Rehab Program that the son could learn job training skills . It is never a good idea for anyone not to have direction or focus in their lives.