My son has been on a downward spiral the last few weeks. His negative symptoms were taking over and he seemed more withdrawn than usual. He finally opened up to me and told me he wished he had an income. He has tried working NUMEROUS times, with no lengthy record at any place of employment, and it was never a success. It always ended badly. He said he felt like a loser.
I’ve decided to start giving him a small weekly allowance, but I attached a few small strings. He has to keep his apt AND himself clean. These are the 2 areas that have been really tough to deal with, and I could never figure out how to get into his apt to clean it. He has agreed to my terms and yes, I’m ALLOWED in his apt once a week for inspection. I was never allowed in before. God only knows what kind of condition his apt is in.
He genuinely seemed excited about the prospect of earning some cash, and I have seen a change in him the last few days. In so many ways, my son thinks and acts like a 12 year old.
I hope this sticks. He may have sz, but he’s no different than anyone else. He likes having alittle cash. He has something to look forward to and hopefully that will lift him up a bit and help him with his self-esteem, and hopefully I get what I want as well.
Just a thought for some of you with your kids who have sz…