I don’t need comments on how I suck or have failed as I parent, but looking for those who have been down this road and can offer advice / hope.
My son has been on a slow downward spiral since 6th grade. Up to 6th grade he was a dedicated swimmer and runner. He had an amazing work ethic. Would set goals and work hard to achieve them. School was never a big strength although he qualified and was in our school district’s gifted program.
Four years later he is a heavy pot smoker, possibly also sells pot. His grades are horrible. Failed two classes last year and currently is failing 3 classes. Skips classes frequently. Grounding him / taking away things makes no difference. Doesn’t see the importance of doing well in school and has no plans to go to college. His career aspiration is to open a pot shop.
Feel helplesss and realize I have failed as a parent. If you have experience with this would appreciate advice.