Our expert says:
A good place to start would be by speaking to the counsellor at your sons school if they have one. They may advise individual therapy for your son if he is having emotional difficulties. It should be noted that he is at the age where experimenting with things such as smoking begins, so the smoking alone would not necessarily indicate emotional problems per se.
It sounds as if he would benefit from having someone to speak to, given the abuse that you describe.
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