This is a couple years later, so I wonder if SS is still there. I would like to hear if your parents ever responded to your question about their “blackoout” during high school years. The same thing is happening to me, as a parent! I was a dream homeschoolling mom until a few years ago. I suppose that my bad years, which included cancer, two difficult pregnancies and later miscarriages, and a plethora of injuries keeping me in casts and boots, left me depleted. I panic to see my 14 yr old laying on the couch reading his schoolwork books but doing otherwise very little. No science labs, no more writing. I cannot teach him–he argues and groans and has little initiative–and I have all this other running around to do, plus four other children. We live in a terrible district and cannot afford private school. I feel that my son is wasting away. He is a talented artist, musician(only dabbles. now) and he is very articulate and funny. A good kid too. I will ponder your post.