Son doesn’t want to attend his HS graduation
This year has been bad for many so I won’t go into how my son has been through so much and whatnot. The bottom line is that he’s so jaded that as of yesterday he decided not to go to graduation. I’m typing this now because graduation practice is in a couple of hours and he has zero intention of going. It’s not a teenager bluffing. And I can’t exactly force a 6’2” boy into a car seat and just drive him there. Has anyone been through this? I figure even if he misses practice, graduation is in 3 weeks. Maybe there’s a way I can influence his thinking? I’ve reached out to his school counselor on several occasions to see if she can try to engage him and they respond but put forth the bare minimum. For additional context, my sons GPA this last fall semester was a 4.7. He now has a D, an F and the rest are C’s. He barely attends class (online) and his makeup work is perpetually late. He stays up all night and sleeps through his classes. He won’t tolerate a conversation — he gets reactive, explosive and just shuts me down. Clearly he’s in crisis from a mental health standpoint. He refuses to see a therapist now. At one point he said okay, I made the appointment, and he refused right before so I had to cancel. He said he’d consider a “coach” over the summer but won’t do the therapist thing. Do any therapists make house calls? I don’t know what to do. I just know he’ll regret succumbing to his current state to the point that he misses such an important milestone.