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    Thank you. I have been feeling really down lately. This was nice to hear. Nice to know others have been in my position.

    jakem21
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    Thanks!

    in reply to: 12 year old school punishment #143290
    jakem21
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    Ok so I’m not a parent and I wont be for a while. Why take my advice then? I’ll tell you why, because I’ve been in your sons shoes, he was me. I am now 17 and I can tell you that the most effective form of punishment is saying to your son that you know he’s better than that. When I was your sons age I had great grades and the same behavioral issues. Having your parents tell you that you are better than that, and saying (to your son) that they have so much potential and that you are concerned for them not only gives them hope but it also wakes them up. It worked for me, it scared me into straightening up. I hope you acknowledge my input because I was your son and I know how hard it can be for both you and your son.

    jakem21
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    It may have to do with the medications you are taking. I remember when I was younger I changed my medication to focus more and it made me extremely moody and sad. Maybe talk to your doctor about alternatives if your medicine is making you feel that way. I know you mentioned that you have been taking the same medication for years but its possible to outgrow your meds. You may need a higher dosage or a whole new prescription all together. I hope you figure this out. Believe me I’ve been there it’s not a good place to be in. You are not alone.

    Best of luck!

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