My son missed 3 days of school this week. He did not wake up for school this morning. He just doesn’t have the motivation to go. No friends. He has anxiety and depression. My husband wants to punish him by taking away all electronic devices from him until he goes back to school. I tell my husband that our son is out of spoons and in defense mode. I tell him we need to get him OUT of defense mode. He tells me he wants to PUNISH him by removing all technology until at least Monday. His only “friends” are online. I use friends in quotes because he’s never met these people. They are his friends from gaming. I’m looking into alternative schools. We just started family therapy. My question: is removing technology the best answer? What would you do in this situation? Help.

Posted by Lin at 2023-04-14 15:09:05 UTC