Our expert says:
This must be a very worrying and frustrating time for you. As you recognize, talking about the problem will be the key to solving it. Sometimes the problem is that as such a problem starts to become obvious, it becomes the focus of attention. so all attempts to talk to the lad tend to become focussed on problems. It may become uncommon to simply chat about this and that, and whatever you used to be able to chat about. There may be a whole variety of other issues troubling him --- maybe bullying at school, whatever --- things which he doesn't find it easy to talk about.
Try to spend more time chatting about neutral toppics, to re-develop the custom of he and you talking about things, before turning back to the puzzle of this fall-off of his performance at school. Is there some other adlt he does still talk to ? Maybe a trusted teacher at school, a grandparent, maybe a school friend's parent. Whoever --- maybe such a person can raise the topic with him more neutrally, and find out what's troubling him.
Then, too, counselling can help, as shrinks have more experience at finding ways to make it easier for a young fellow to talk with them about how things are going in his life.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.