Eric would get anxious when it was time to do his homework. When he didn’t understand it quickly, he would get irritated. Eventually, he would get so frustrated he would give up.
At home, Eric didn’t have much structure to keep him on track. His parents were separated, and he often found himself caught in the middle of their battles. Without much consistency, Eric got lost in the shuffle.
As his school performance and his behavior worsened, Eric’s parents started to feel overwhelmed. So they sent him to live with his grandparents. The transition was hard on Eric. Once he moved, his parents rarely came to visit.
Eric wondered if his parents ever thought about him anymore. Their absence took a toll on his self-esteem. Though his grandparents did their best to support him, Eric felt abandoned.
One of Eric’s teachers pulled him aside at school to find out what was keeping him from living up to his potential. Eric confided in him, and his teacher told him about Mercy Home.
When Eric moved in, it took him a little while to get used to our daily schedule at Mercy Home. All of a sudden, there was a time for dinner, a time for studying, time for therapy and a time for chores. Having structure was new for Eric, and at first, he didn’t understand the value of it.
But after a few weeks, Eric started to notice just how much it was helping him. When he came home from school, it was easier for him to stay organized with his homework. When he sat down to study, it was easier for him to focus. And he had Mercy Home tutors who would stick with him through difficult assignments, even when he wanted to give up.