My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Maryland
I am a mother of 3 with the oldest being a 16 year old boy, he is naturally a good child with alot of dreams for his future but is making alot of bad choices as do many teens. I have tried to help him and fight with him about the choices he is making but it seems nothing is getting through to him and i do not want to give up but i am at the end of my rope and do not know how much longer i can deal with him. At first in the start of his 9th grade year he did good for 1 week the slowly went downhill from there he started skipping school everyday so i went to the school and met with administrators and tried to punish him, it worked at first but then he got to where he would not listen and did not care what i said. He continued to skip school and started hanging with the wrong crowd and started smoking pot and cigarettes. I confronted him on these things and told him i would put him in a rehab and he laughed, i then asked for him to go to a special alternative high school so he could do better and my request was granted. to put a long story short since that time he did very good in school then went back to his home school which was diffrent then the one he started at because we moved and he did good for a minute then bad again. so he wanted to move to west virginina where his dad and grandparents live and promised to do good, i did not want to but allowed him in hopes i was doing the right thing he was suspended 3 times and still smoked pot and got a girlfriend whom he was staying with when his grandparents thought he was at his friends and he sis go to school but had straight f's down the paper so needless to say he did not do good and so i brought him home and now have him in the alternative high school again to still try to help. He is doing good at school but if he dont want to go to school he just tells me hes not going and stays home. I tell him to stay in for not going to school and i come home from work and he is out with his friends. Last week he took a pill and was very high so i took him to the hospital and got him tested because he said he did not take anything, his test was positive for pills and he just laughed but brfore going to the hospital i pulled police officers up on the side of the road and asked them to please do a soberiaty test on hium and they said there wasnt anything they could do, My son became nasty at home and so i called police and they said there is nothing they can do, i went to the hospital and pleaded for help but they also said there was nothing they could do. My son has not taken any more pills that i know of and he said he did not like the feeling so i hope he doesn't anymore. I have called hotlines i have asked everyone to help me and i get no results. I am trying to save my sons life and help him change before it is to late and nobody seems to be able to help me they just say dont give up on him but i have 2 little girls i also have to raise and i work it has got to the point where i have anxioty issues when i argue with him my chest hurts. i cannot keep going through this and am at my end. it would be easy to turn him around if someone would just appoint him a program that deals with these types of situations or help him he is out of control.
i turn to this to try to get guidence to do the right things and hopefully get some answers on what to do?