Recovering teen & returning to school
The teen I wrote you about two weeks ago seems to have calmed down, and his parents are too. He is in out-patient treatment counseling. Now, remains the decision about whether or not he should return to the school where so many of the problems took place. He now is telling his parents he wants to (an emotional turnaround). His parents appear to be swayed by him. They are asking my advice, and the last thing we discussed was 'get him into a trade training program' because he totally flunked school and got into drugs etc...
I'm not an intruding family member, we help each other, and they ask me to research training for him.
I would love to get your take on the situation. I won't sway you with what I think- but I am sure might can guess. I think bad blood leaves a stain. He should stick to his decision and move on. Going back to that school is another loss of self and direction. A purely emotional reaction.
but, from a recovery point of view- what do you think. I think that just because he got better (for the moment), doesn't mean the other people who were involved did.
Thank you, and thank you for your help through this family crisis.
Wishing you peace and happiness,