Guest nbmom Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 Hi everyone, I recently joined this group and I'm not sure if there will be others out there within this forum that relate, but I need to try. I have 2 boys, ages 13 and 12. My 12 year old was born with a physical disability on his right side. Specifically this means that he used to walk on his right toes, instead of flat footed until he had surgery that mostly corrected this. He also doesn't use his right hand or arm much. He is contracted at the elbow about 40 degrees and his hand lacks any dexterity. That being said, he is a very bright and normal child. He wants to do everything that his brother does, which is good and bad, because his brother seems to pick up things quite easily. These interests that they both share are skateboarding, guitar, and playing hockey. Lately I've noticed my 12 year old getting depressed. Part of it is the age, but he's becoming sullen and mouthy, and I'm afraid to loose him to drugs and other negative ways of welf soothing. I feel it's very important to get him into something that he can be good at and will want to do. I need some suggestions from others out there as to activities I can get him into and ways to deal with his moods. Does anyone have a suggestion or thought? Thank you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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