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This reply was originally posted by user coop522 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
JAMurphy, wow how alike our homes are. How alike our boys are! My son is 14 & is literally a carbon copy of your son. He will not participate in anything after school or on weekends. Everything is “boring” & “a waste of my free time”. Time is all he has! If free time were money he’d be a zillionaire.
I’ve come to accept that it is so hard for him to keep it together for a long day in high school so I’ve tried to lay off him when he’s irritable after school.
I came on here to ask if anyone else is having the problem of bored, blasé, unmotivated kids. I guess I’m not alone but man, it still feels awful &, at times, hopeless.