(Sigh) This is a tough post for me.
The other day, my son and I were having dinner with my mom. My mom is asking my son how’s school going, blah, blah, blah… My son eventually lets us know that when he graduates from HS he wants to go to college to study law enforcement. His end goal to be a law enforcement officer.
I know for a fact that this isn’t just some whim either. He’s been fascinated with all things Cops since he was 5yo (He just turned 16). He used to watch Cops (the TV show) religiously. Not only that, but he currently belongs to the Explorers program which is basically our local police department’s version of The Boy Scouts.
The thing is, I don’t think he has the academic skill to get a degree.* And even if he did, he’s just not an alpha. I’ve seen him in confrontations. He doesn’t handle it well and becomes very withdrawn or submissive to the one doing the confronting.
This conversation happened nearly a week ago and it’s been weighing on me like a tonne of bricks. I have no idea how to confront him about this.
Any ideas or advice appreciated.
*Not unless there are Associates degrees that have programs for medium level autistic folks.