Our expert says:
It sounds as if your son is seriously out of control and I would suggest considering in-patient treatment for him. He is clearly angry as his behaviours are a form of acting out and he is simply not listening to you.
Whilst seeing a school psychologist can help start the process, it seems that he needs a more intensive intervention if this is not to escalate further. The comments made about school psychologists being "no good" are unhelpful and untrue, many school psychologists make a huge difference to the young people in their care.
I am not sure where you are in the country, but one very good adolescent unit based in Cape Town is Kenilworth Clinic's KAYA unit. They can be contacted on 021 763 4500
Your concerns are real and your fears about this getting worse need to be heard. I advise that you act now.
Threats, hitting him etc will only make the situation worse all you will teach him is violence is the only way to deal with difficult situations and then it will come back on you in the future.
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