Trust the process. Trust the process.Any parents of rooks out there?
Rook week is over and classes began today. My DS is definitely struggling with rook life. I know this is totally normal but man, it's tough to hear how beaten down he feels. He's a tough kid, great student, disciplined, and was so excited to start this lifestyle. All of that is gone right now. He says the PT is easy and he's got a great roommate. It's the cadre that is relentless with all the yelling & lambasting that's wearing him down. He watched his roommate get yelled at for like 3 minutes for a small mistake. Yesterday my DS got yelled at for cracking a smile at something funny. I know this is all par for the course - I'm just trying to put it all in perspective.
Rook Arrival Day had a common theme throughout - don't quit! At the time, I didn't have the slightest concern that he would want to. Now I see him sliding down that slippery slope and I don't know what to say to encourage him. It'll end soon? The yelling doesn't mean anything? It'll get better? I don't even know if any of that is true.
I'm hoping (praying) as classes start up - and he's in the dorms less - that he'll get enough space to clear his head and find his spark again. The good news is, the campus chapel is a safe haven where no yelling is allowed. He said he'll be going there a lot
Hopefully recognition is at Christmas break.