So, he sucks at getting work done for me. So we started doing DE at the local CC. First few classes he did great. Last Fall he took 3 courses and got all A's, in US Government, ENC1101, and Intro to Art History. Then in the Spring he got a D in ENC1102, an F in Humanities, and an A in Art History. We had a hear to heart about it, he said he got behind and then it got too piled up. This semester due to a mistake in registering he just had ENC1102, to repeat for grade forgiveness.
Monday he admitted he'd screwed up, was failing, and had withdrawn from the class. He's not getting the work done.
He's lost his ADHD meds so I need to get more of those, but that's not the full problem. (also, it makes me giggle that he lost ADHD meds for some reason. Got to find humor somewhere.)
We are discussing depression but he denies it. Trying to convince him to talk to a therapist or someone. He needs to figure out how to get back on track. Gaming addiction is part of this.
Saturday he's going to go to a local bird of prey center to find out about volunteering. He can do that 3 days a week until classes start again in the Spring. At least get out of the house. Looking for other ways to get him out with people as well. He's agnostic so not interested in a youth group. No real interests which is why I think depression. Big family history of depression on his father's side and he was diagnosed with it himself at age 11.
Mood is better though in a lot of other ways. He's kinder to his siblings than he was a year ago, our relationship is better. He's an all around more mature person. But he can't just play video games and take out the trash and that's it, you know?
We are considering graduating him with a pretty crappy transcript and then having him do a year with Americorps. Not sure what else to do. Not sure how to help him succeed next semester.