The boy that my boyfriend is raising as his son, has Aspergers.
He is not liking the switch to Jr. High; which is apparently 5th grade now. His Mom is talking about home schooling him. I am normally really supportive of homeschooling, especially unschooling, but really don’t think it is a good idea in this case. She does not have any education, or special training.
She is giving him the option to completely avoiding socialization.It is already hard enough to find a job in this economy. He is going to end up dependent on her for life. She is already, dependent on the suckers she uses.
I had people on reddit tell me, that I should make my boyfriend put me before his son. The day I posted it, I saw a child throwing chairs, and hitting her head against the wall at the bus station. His Mom has not worked in 5 years, eventually she will bleed everyone around her dry, and end up homeless. That could be him hitting his head against a wall, if he goes from having stability, and whatever he wants, to living with his Mom.
The stepparents forum said, I was stupid for feeling sorry for the kid, enough to put up with his Mom’s games.