My son is twenty-two years old and doesn’t have a job. He graduated from high school at age eighteen and has worked off and on at various jobs but doesn’t seem to have any interest in any of them and soon quits. He likes to draw and made A’s in art in high school but doesn’t seem to be able to turn this into a job. He has a girlfriend who works and I think she gives him money from time to time. How can I get him to grow up and be responsible?
Your son seems to need some direction. He just seems to be wandering around. It might be worthwhile to find someone who does testing to see what kind of job he actually would be suited for and have him get training in that area. Let him know that he can’t live off of you indefinitely. It’s in his best interest to be on his own and independent.