Tally Haugen (Worried)
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Date Posted: 22:20:50 03/05/10 Fri
Please advise if possible, a worrying Mum in North Carolina. I have a 20-year old Boy (next month) who was diagnosed severe dyslexic at age 6. He has been the Light of my Life, and always will be. We adopted him at 3 days old, and since then he has been sensitive, kind, loving, opionated as a teen (typical), deeply helpful, although his room is a"disaster area". and he doesnt shave as often as Id like, but those are typical probs with a young man!My worry is SOCIALIZATION; Bobby was always liked in school, yet after moving with us 3 times growing up and having no sisters or bros in the house, he has NOBODY to emulate aside from me,or his dad, and what young man would listen to his Mum readily? He hasnt had any friends; in 10 years living here, just good aquaintances even tho he did finish High School on time, and Liked Drama very much, Had a good time..Now he is STUBBORN, has a couch potato streak, and Im WORRIED.Are there SOCIALIZATION issues at this age with the condition, and can anybody offer help. I need to talk to somebody with experience in how to MOTIVATE these young people, likely MOST young people I guess.Please, being a Mum was all I wanted to be, from a little girl.And God is keeping me alive for a very important reason, many times I should have been dead from extreme low bloodsugars on the road,and 2 cancers, but Im STILL HERE... I want to make the time worth something by HELPING HIM!Please, can you offer some ideas or places to get in touch with?