Is there something your son loves to do? Have you tried music or art?
For the longest time, my son never wanted to go outside. I tried to find something he loved to do and let him focus on it. He loves music and is now a DJ. Sometimes the more we want something for our children the less they want it -- but if it's something they love, they can't, or should I say won't, refuse.
--- In email@example.com, "Carrie" <deckerc19@...> wrote:
> My 17 year old has zero motivation. He trys sooo hard to get out of doing things. I would love to see him involve himself in school sports, or anything outside of the home. Its getting to a point where I am thinking about forcing him to join a sport (either in school or via private lessons). He sometimes says "I think I would like to try" this or that and the minute I say "YES- lets go!" he backs out with some excuse.
> I just know that once he starts being active his mood will improve and hopefully so will his school work. I just feel bad about having to force it... Has anyone ever been in this place? What would you do?