My Son Has Got So Withdrawn It Worries Me
When my son turned 17 it was as if a dark cloud blew over his life. He used to do sports, go out with friends, go to parties, and still get his school work done. Now he won't even go to school, he's stopped seeing friends, he finds it quite hard to talk to us. He still enjoys his computer games and laughs with his online friends so it's not that he's completely depressed or anything, it's just so hard to see so much potential that he has, being wasted, and his life seemingly 'on hold'. As his dad says, these are supposed to be the best years of your life yet our son is so lost and alone... he will do mindless jobs around the home if asked but if we even mention the future he goes into his shell. Is this normal? Should we be getting help for him? Will he be OK?