Positive post from people who can understand : My 19 year old has been shut down for a long time time. Suffered a burnout from school. We gave him space, allowed him to take a year off, built the relationship, adapted to him. Lately when we suggest an activity that involves leaving the house, he’s been saying ‘sure why not?. I have not heard these words in a long time !! Plus he eats fruits and vegetables and other foods he hasn’t eaten in a long time, does some chores, showers more regularly, has a better routine, needs less time to decompress. We’re taking it slow, not putting pressure, but feel way more optimistic about the future with his emotional capacity stretching.

Posted by Eve at 2024-02-09 15:38:25 UTC