His mother, Steph, is heartbroken as her beloved son, Ethan, continued to show worrying behavior -whether it’s attacking a student for a petty reason in pre-school, pushing girls underwater in summer camp or even throwing darts at someone at a carnival. Her husband, Joel, is in denial and they ended up having to take a break from their relationship. Now, she needs advice on what to do next.
Steph and her high school sweetheart husband, Joel, always dreamed of having children.
Their wish was granted as they welcomed home their beloved son, Ethan.
They began to suspect that something was seriously wrong with Ethan after the tragic events that followed.
A Bubbly Kid With Some Unusual Traits
Steph recalls, “He was always a bit slow and offbeat, but I thought it was just his unique personality.”
From ages 3 to 5, Ethan seemed shy and had difficulty socializing with other children his age.
COVID-19 and Strange Incidents
2020 brought an unexpected turn of events when Covid-19 hit, forcing Ethan into isolation.
Steph explains, “He lost all contact with the outside world, and that’s when we started noticing changes.”
A Troubling Meeting With the Principal
But it was during the 2021-22 school year that they received a call from the principal, Vanessa, revealing a disturbing incident.
Ethan had attacked another student because he wasn’t allowed to be the line leader.
Growing Concerns and Homeschooling
Alarmed by Ethan’s behavior, Steph and Joel decided to homeschool him for the remainder of the year.
They hoped it was just a phase resulting from the pandemic, but they would receive calls about new incidents involving their son every few months.
A Shocking Incident at Summer Camp
Seeking a social environment for Ethan, Steph enrolled him in a summer camp but she had no idea about the terrible incidents were to follow.
On the second day, Ethan became enraged when some girls took his goggles at the pool, holding their heads underwater until counsellors intervened.
Desperate Measures and Therapy
Ethan began attending therapy and showed some improvement but hopes were short-lived after the next incident.
Carnage at the Carnival
At a carnival, Ethan’s tantrum during a dart game escalated, and he dangerously threw a dart at a stall attendant, narrowly missing them.
Fractured Relationships and a Heartbroken Mother
Returning home, Steph and Joel confronted the crisis, but it only led to a heated argument.
A Father in Denial?
Joel accused Steph of never mentioning their son’s behavior before, leaving her devastated.
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Bucky’s Parking Predicament
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