Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me.
i have a 16 soon to be 17 year old son, he is extremely overweight, probably touching 20 stone, he has given up his college course & is a complete hermit, choosing to stay locked away in his room for hours on end gaming, he is totally immersed in a virtual world. He secretly binge eats, not just junk but anything.... it’s got to the stage now where it is causing issues between my partner & I, he wants me to take the internet away, but we’ve tried this many times & all that seems to happen is I get a lot of abuse as my son thinks it ridiculous (of course he does!) I’ve tried to speak to the doctor with regards to his weight, but just get fobbed off, I am awaiting a consult with them again this week. Has anyone faced anything similar.
I am trying to convince him to get a job or apprenticeship but his anxiety & low self esteem is not helping.