When your little boy was first put into your arms, you looked at him as the most precious bundle of joy that ever existed. He was soft, warm, and kissable. As a young child, he was a Momma’s Boy and always came running to you to kiss his skinned knee, or tell you about his day. What happened to his sweet smile and your Momma’s boy? Somewhere between then and now, an unruly jerk emerged. He stopped talking to you and started hiding in his room. His boyish excitement to get your door or carry your grocery bags has been replaced with outright insensitivity and disdain towards everyone. He is even mean to his siblings and his younger brother who used to idolize him. Now he’s nicknamed “The Jerk”. The source of all of these changes can be indicators of much more serious issues. He could be experiencing depression, anxiety, mood swings, low self-esteem or much worse substance abuse. When your son grows up and isn’t the boy he used to be something dark has taken its’ grasp.
Zion Educational Systems’ Family Advocates have worked with families dealing with similar issues. When you have a troubled young adult in your home, the whole family suffers. Our Family Advocates are available anytime at 866-471-8579.
Your Son ‘The Jerk’ Is Still Your Little Boy
The hardest part of seeing a troubled teen grow up is remembering who they used to be. Parents should hold onto that memory as that person still exists. Just like everyone in life, trials and challenges can change us. Temptations lead your young adult down a road they never expected to travel. That doesn’t mean they can’t come back or that there is no hope. The window for treatment is very narrow as personalities are forming and becoming further established. Treatment at a critical time is crucial to ensuring a happier quality of life.
If you are actively seeking a program, now is the time to take proactive steps to benefit your family. Zion Educational Systems has helped many parents bring back the son or daughter they used to know. Call 866-471-8579 for more information on how you can bring back the light to replace the darkness.