Me and DH are about to become the legal gaurdians of a family friends 15 year old son.
Just some background info: His mother died giving birth to him and his father went into a sort of depression afterwards and sent him to live with her sister and husband in Russa, where he lived up into early last year when she died of breast cancer. Last year he started living with his father and his stepmother, who is prone to violent mood swings - Can be the model citizen one moment and screaming and hitting the next. Well last year he was expelled from his school for withholding speech ( Im talking for months here) and after months of fighting with SM and developing a cutting problem, has been asked to find another place to live or attend boarding school. I peronally don't believe he is stable enough to attend boarding school, as I know how hard it can be, so have offered for him to come and stay with us.
So I was just wondering if anyone here has any advice for me regarding rules and stuff, the closest we have ever done to anything like this is taking in DH 10 year old brother for a few months which I think is a bit different.